After reading this story you will understand how motherhood and loss are universal. Washoe, an exceptionally smart chimpanzee who knew sign language, was not happy with her caretaker Kat, who hadn’t visited for some time. However, when Kat told her that Washoe had recently lost her baby, Washoe indicated signs for grief. She even made…
It's convenient to believe we have "dominion" over the animals. Makes it easier to slaughter them. Our arrogance has separated us from them and placed humanity over all the other creatures. What a crock.
Koko - Hanabiko 花火子 literally "fireworks child" with her caregiver Francine "Penny" Patterson, an American animal psychologist, teached the western lowland gorilla modified form of American Sign Language. Koko has mastered the "Gorilla Sign Language" (GSL) and understands approximately 2,000 words of spoken English, in addition to the signs
Koko the Orphaned gorilla child who was taught to speak sign language and communicate with humans . This is the sweet but heartbreaking tale of Koko and her pet kitten , All Ball who Koko named her self ~♛