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Gorilla Caregiving

Gorilla Caregiving

Posted On: March 12, 2010
Date Taken: September 07, 2006


Photographer: Ron Cohn

Many people wonder what it"s like to be a gorilla caregiver, and how a caregiver knows what to give the gorillas in order to satisfy all of their needs and a large portion of their wants. The key is to be very focused on their welfare, and, in Koko"s case, to become proficient in sign language. Sometimes Koko wants to hold a baby doll, and sometimes Koko just wants to talk about having a baby. A good caregiver will know (or learn to know) the difference. We are currently looking for a few more excellent gorilla caregivers, research assistants and managers to complete our staff. If you"re interested and qualified, take a look at our current job ads and respond.

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The Gorilla Foundation / Koko.org
1733 Woodside Rd., Suite 330
Redwood City, CA, 94061
1-800-ME-GO-APE (634-6273)

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Our mission is to learn about gorillas by communicating with them, and apply our knowledge to advance great ape conservation, education, care and empathy.

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