KokoPIX Photoblog Archive

Koko Digs Her Dinosaur Pinata

Ndume’s recent birthday celebration was a dinosaurs-invade-the-boardwalk theme.  Koko got to celebrate Ndume’s birthday too, and happened to love the dinosaur piñata shown here, which she quickly dug into to enjoy the goodies Read more

Gorilla Meets Giraffe

Koko shows us her intelligence daily. She uses every resource available to her to express herself. An example of this happened this week. Koko was briefly introduced to a unique gift from a friend — a life-size plush baby giraffe. Penny was supposed to bring it inside for Koko to play with, but forgot! Not Read more

Ndume enjoys Koko's birthday

One of Ndume's favorite foods is popcorn. So, for Koko's birthday, Ndume got plenty of popcorn, in movie-style containers. He also received lots of other goodies. We will be posting more on Koko's birthday in our Blog and on Koko's special birthday Read more

What is Ndume studying?

You may be wondering why Ndume is studying what looks like a bowling ball. But Ndume is not a bowler, and that is an "enrichment ball" — a large hollow ball, containing some of Ndume's favorite food treats, accessible only through a couple of holes (which are not large enough for Ndume's fingers) — hence the Read more

Koko's got a new friend

When we purchased this large, soft yellow duck for Koko as an Easter present, we didn't know she would become so attached to it. She finds it quite comfortable as a pillow, and to prop up her head when she's in her evening nesting position. Read more

Koko's dental interest

Koko enjoys looking at people’s teeth. Here she is asking Penny Patterson to show her teeth. Koko sometimes refers to people as "fake tooth" if they have interesting dental work. Read more

Koko enjoying her organic apple juice!

Koko enjoying her organic apple Read more

Meet our Managing Director

We are pleased to introduce the Gorilla Foundation's new Managing Director of Gorilla Research and Care: Dr. Ken Gold. Ken is world-renowned for his understanding of gorilla behavior, and has years of experience with both gorilla research and care, as well as personnel management and facility design. He makes an Read more

Koko's scary Halloween pumpkin

Koko enjoys looking at scary or oddly decorated pumpkins during Halloween. This one looks like a cat, which may be why she's smiling. Today, Koko and Ndume are also enjoying lots of Halloween "treats" (she's not crazy about tricks), and putting up with caregiver costumes. Last week, she made her own Halloween mask out Read more

Ndume goes solar

On warm summer days, Ndume can often be found high up on a shelf in the yard nesting in blankets soaking up the Read more

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