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Koko - close up, and person-al

Koko - close up, and person-al

Posted On: March 12, 2010
Date Taken: June 15, 2008


Photographer: Ron Cohn

It's hard to think of Koko as anything other than a "person" when you look into her eyes. You might wonder: how can poachers hunt and kill gorillas for "bushmeat" in Africa? Answer: They've never looked into a gorilla's eyes like this, nor even seen a photo (or video) like this. They've probably never heard of Koko, or Michael or Ndume . . . and they certainly don't believe gorillas can feel and care the way they do. It's Our job to change this. Thank you for helping Koko save her species . . .

Koko - close up, and person-al

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