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Koko's Kittens Grow

Koko's kittens, Ms. Gray and Ms. Black, who appeared first in the video "Meet Koko's New Kittens," are growing into cats. Koko enjoys engaging with them as they grow, and as their personalities and relationships — with each other and with Koko — begin to change. In this video, Koko begins to Read more

Koko's New Kittens

Koko got her birthday wish this July 4th (2015) — not only did one kitten come to visit, but a whole litter. Koko fell in love with one, and the other fell in love with her. Koko has adopted these two kittens into her family, and it has energized her Read more

Koko: The Voice of Nature at COP21

Koko was invited to represent the “Voice of Nature” at the COP21 Climate Conference in Paris, Dec. 1–11, 2015, by NOE Conservation, a non-profit organization based in France, whose main focus is preserving biodiversity. Because of her unique ability to communicate with humans in sign language, Read more

Ndume's Birthday 2015

Koko's silverback companion, Ndume, celebrated his 34th birthday on Oct. 10, 2015, and everyone at the Gorilla Foundation (including Koko and her two kittens) joined in to make it a memorable day. Ndume got to enjoy some of his favorite foods, open presents from caregivers and Gorilla Foundation members, and play in Read more

Ndume Celebrates Koko's Bday

During Koko's birthday celebrations, Ndume always gets a special day as well. For example, on July 4, 2015 (Koko's Birthday) , Ndume's room and yard were decorated with a special theme: the underwater world, with an emphasis on sharks. In this video Ndume is opening a shark pinata filled with one of his favorite Read more

Do Gorillas Feel Empathy?

Koko watches a movie that she's seen many times before, called "Tea with Mussolini." When it gets to the "sad" part (the boy is getting on a train and leaving his mother), Koko turns away. Then she begins signing "Frown", "Sad", "Trouble", "Mother" and she Read more

Can we top Koko's 42nd birthday?

As Koko's 43rd birthday approaches (July 4, 2014), here's a glimpse of how she celebrated her 42nd birthday (2013). We'll do our best to top it, by listening carefully to what she asks for, while paying attention to her current needs. Join us in remembering last year's party, as we prepare for another. You can Read more

Ndume finds enrichment

In this short video clip, Ndume uses a barrel to reach an enrichment item — a puzzle containing food. Enrichment is an important part of a gorilla's day, and of the Foundation's gorilla care and wellness program, for both Koko and Ndume. You can read more about our multifaceted approach to care and wellness — Read more

Koko vocalizes "who" to Mr. Rogers

Koko demonstrates her ability to control her vocalizations and breath in two different situations. First, she demonstrates a "Blow-Test" as a welcome gesture during her meeting with Mister ("Fred") Rogers, vocalizing "who" after Penny and Mister Rogers do. Then, in a separate sequence, she demonstrates a "Blow-Out" Read more

Ndume is one playful gorilla

Ndume (Koko's male companion) enjoys taking afternoon naps in the sun in a nest of blankets. When he's not napping and feels particularly happy, he often plays with his blankets and other enrichment items. In this video Ndume has fun with one of his favorite pieces of enrichment and makes a series of gestures, Read more

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