Koko is dead. 😦
Koko was the 46 year old gorilla that was taught sign language, and could communicate via sign language, with humans. She could sign over 1000 words, and understood over 2000.
She played an interesting role in my developing love of psychology, and as well as anthropology and sociology.
Yes, one can argue that her captivity her entire life was wrong. She belonged out in the wild. I get that. But she shared real love with her trainer. That can’t be denied. She loved her kittens. I don’t think she lived a horrible life.
Koko’s passing makes me very sad. She touched so many lives, so profoundly.