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PRESS RELEASE: An Exciting New Focus

The Gorilla Foundation Announces Exciting New Focus, Key Hires and Important Organizational Changes. Important changes will improve protections for Koko and Ndume and renew focus on the Foundation’s mission of preventing gorilla extinction by cultivating worldwide empathy for great apes through communication and education.... Read more

Koko's got a new website!

The Gorilla Foundation has been (not so secretly) developing a new website for about 4 years now. Finally, in Spring of 2014, the project reached critical mass and was officially launched on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 — in time for Koko’s 43rd birthday. In addition to using more modern technology, the new website is intended... Read more

Dr. Ken Gold, Managing Director of Gorilla Care and Research

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ken Gold as the Gorilla Foundation's Managing Director of Gorilla Care and Research. Dr. Ken Gold is a primatologist who has worked with primates in the zoo, conservation, laboratory and welfare community for more than 30... Read more

Gorilla Foundation Supports Bing Nursery School at Stanford University

Bing Nursery School celebrated the 25th anniversary of it's Harvest Moon Auction on November 9th raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the scholarship fund for children ages 2-5. Koko has a special friend at Bing and donated one of her art prints that... Read more

An audience with Koko the 'talking' gorilla

UK author Alex Hannaford  published the following article about Koko in tThe Telegraph: She knows more than 2,000 words, has friends in high places and loves cats and old films. But in her 40th year, Koko the ‘talking’ gorilla seeks a new... Read more

The Gorilla Foundation Leverages Social Media

Redwood City, CA – March 24, 2010 —The Gorilla Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on interspecies communication, and home to Koko the famous lowland gorilla, is using social media networks to great success. Through the use of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, for example, Koko’s daily experiences, thoughts and... Read more

Give Green this Holiday Season and Help Koko Save Gorillas

Redwood City, CA – Nov. 17, 2009 — Consumers wanting to “give green” this year can look to the Gorilla Foundation, a conservation organization that is making a difference every day. The Foundation, home of Koko, the lowland gorilla who... Read more

Koko the Gorilla Picks Winning Jack-O-Lantern (promptly devours pumpkin)

Redwood City, CA – Oct. 26, 2009 — Koko, the gorilla who can speak to us through the use of American Sign Language (ASL), today announced the winner, selected by Koko herself, of their pumpkin design contest. Pumpkin-loving Koko closely inspected... Read more

KokoTeach: Multimedia Educational Program for Teachers

Multimedia Educational Program for Teachers — Motivation for Students Redwood City, CA – Sep. 28, 2009 — Want to super-charge your classroom? The Gorilla Foundation, home of Koko the lowland gorilla who can speak to us through the use of... Read more

The Gorilla Foundation Grants 2009 Wildlife Protectors Award

Redwood City, CA – July 22, 2009 — The Gorilla Foundation, home of Koko the lowland gorilla who can speak to us through the use of America Sign Language, announced today that it has chosen Cameroonian scientist Denis Ndeloh Etiendem as the... Read more

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