Koko, the Gorilla Who Knew Sign Language, Dies at 46

The Gorilla Foundation says the western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Santa Cruz mountains.

  • Published 21 June 2018
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OODSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, raised kittens and once playfully tried on the glasses of the late actor Robin Williams, has died. She was 46. The Gorilla Foundation says the western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Santa Cruz mountains on Tuesday. Koko's capacity for language and empathy opened the minds and hearts of millions of people, the foundation said. She appeared in… Read at AP News