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Ndume looks forward to another birthday

On October 10, Ndume - Koko"s self-chosen mate - will be 25 years old. We"re planning some very special birthday treats for this noble great ape. Stay tuned, and make sure you"re subscribed to our free KokoMail eNewsLetter (bi-monthly), for the latest info on Koko"s Read more

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Koko M.D.

Penny asks (Dr.) Koko where she (Penny) is having a problem, and the doctor points to her own right elbow. Penny then affirms that her elbow has been bothering her lately ("tennis elbow"), and points (signs) to her elbow too. Note that Penny is pointing to her "left" elbow while Koko is pointing to her "right" Read more

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One size doesn"t always fit all.

Another birthday moment: Koko relaxes on the jungle gym, while Penny offers her a necklace with some rubber stars suspended at one end (a present from an admirer). Koko takes a closer look, but unfortunately the necklace doesn"t fit around Koko"s neck. Koko is a little disappointed but isn"t a big jewelry wearer Read more

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Koko enjoys a cool birthday treat

Thanks to the always creative produce team at "Koko"s Kitchen," Koko enjoys a colorful work of fruit art, consisting of a watermelon "bowl" with blueberries, grapes, plums and lettuce inside. Almost looks too good to be healthy too. Read more

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Koko"s birthday wish

On Koko"s 35th birthday (July 4th), she blew out all of the candles on her mini birthday cake. What do you think were her top 3 wishes? (Email Read more

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    [title] => Wish #0:  to eat the cake
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Caption: Penny asks Koko what the sign is for "nosey people" and Koko responds by signing a prolonged "nose." Koko knows that "nosey" means wanting to know more than one needs to know about another's affairs, and calls people on it when the'yre being particularly nosey (by signing "nose" with a wiggling finger), Read more

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