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Realizing Koko's Legacy; Part 1: From King Kong to Koko's Kitten ( )

Posted On: April 18, 2019
Date Taken: April 03, 1995


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It is important that we never forget what Koko has taught us — that gorillas can be gentle, sensitive, intelligent and highly communicative.  We can use this information and the results of Project Koko — a 46 year study exploring the limits of interspecies communication — to make the lives of gorillas in captivity more enriching, and protect the species as a whole, in Africa, from extinction by engendering the empathy necessary to end the mindless destruction of their lives and habitats.

Lesson: Koko has taught how gentle, intelligent, sensitive and communicative gorillas can be — a paradigm shift.

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