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Happy Birthday Betty, Love, Koko

Please join us in wishing Betty White a happy 93rd birthday (Jan. 17) and in conveying Koko's love and appreciation for her friendship and advocacy for all animals and the natural world. Koko and Betty have become great friends over the years and a powerful team for great ape conservation, and they still have much Read more

Who's Related to Whom?

Ron, wearing his alien play glasses, asks Koko: "Who am I most closely related to here?" Koko responds by pointing to her big-eyed monkey doll and Read more

Sharing a Playful Moment with Koko

We all love to have fun at The Gorilla Foundation, including our Founder Ron Cohn-seen here enjoying Koko's gifts. Ron is imitating the large eyes of the toy monkey. What do you think Koko thinks of this display?  Email us your Read more

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

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