Never Underestimate Animals Capabilities - Sign language is the way of the future!

Never Underestimate Animals Capabilities - Sign language is the way of the future!

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 - 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 gorilla who knows sign language.  This is a worthwhile foundation.

Koko, the gorilla who knows sign language. This is a worthwhile foundation.

"Gorilla Sign Language"  at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, Florida. I am not sure if he's actually doing the middle finger? Lol

"Gorilla Sign Language" at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, Florida. I am not sure if he's actually doing the middle finger? Lol

I know I don't usually Pin things like this on this Board, but I love stories like these for their ability to make us think.

We don’t speak the same language…

I know I don't usually Pin things like this on this Board, but I love stories like these for their ability to make us think.

A Conversation With Koko the Gorilla An afternoon spent with the famous gorilla who knows sign language, and the scientist who taught her how to “talk”

What Gorillas Can Teach Us About Being Human

A Conversation With Koko the Gorilla An afternoon spent with the famous gorilla who knows sign language, and the scientist who taught her how to “talk”

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