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Old 06-21-18, 01:00 PM
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Koko The Gorilla Dies; Redrew The Lines Of Animal-Human Communication

"The Gorilla Foundation is sad to announce the passing of our beloved Koko," the research center says, informing the world about the death of a gorilla who fascinated and elated millions of people with her facility for language.

Koko, who was 46, died in her sleep Tuesday morning, the Gorilla Foundation said. At birth, she was named Hanabi-ko Japanese for "fireworks child," because she was born at the San Francisco Zoo on the Fourth of July in 1971. She was a western lowland gorilla.

"Her impact has been profound and what she has taught us about the emotional capacity of gorillas and their cognitive abilities will continue to shape the world," the Gorilla Foundation said.
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Old 06-21-18, 01:13 PM
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What was Koko's Yappi screen name?
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What was Koko's Yappi screen name?

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Old 06-22-18, 07:10 AM
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Please merge with this thread: http://yappi.com/forums/showthread.php?t=313761
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Old 06-22-18, 10:09 AM
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There is a Seinfeld reference in here somewhere...
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Old 06-23-18, 08:50 AM
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Koko's death brought back memories of taking a basic Linguistics course at OSU back in 1977, just to get an elective out of the way. Turned out to be a fascinating course. We learned about the chimpanzee Washoe, who I think was the first non-human primate to acquire a sign-language vocabulary and use it to communicate with humans and other chimps.
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