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Koko - The Gorilla Who Talks To People

Talking Gorilla

In 1971 Koko's born in San Francisco Zoo. She became sick and had to be hand reared, psychology student Penny Patterson teaches Koko sign language. Koko's was taught 80 signs in 2 years.  In 1974 Koko moved to Stanford University. 

In 1978 Koko's selfie makes her a cover star. In 1983 Koko adopts a kitten and the story went global and made a second cover star of National Geographic magazine and even gets her own book. Today it's claimed Koko knows over 1000 signs