There is no better way to learn about a communicating gorilla than watching a video. Words and photos cannot describe how profound it is to communicate with another species so much like our own.



Koko, the Gorilla who Talks (PBS 2016)

In 1971, graduate student Penny Patterson began teaching sign language to a gorilla named Koko. What started out as a scientific experiment evolved into an intimate friendship, which for almost half a century has challenged the way we think about animals and changed the course of many lives. Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks is a unique window into this incredible relationship..

Produced jointly by BBC and PBS, Koko, the Gorilla who Talks sets the stage for The Gorilla Foundation's critically important mission of Conservation through Communication. (1 hour)

Price:  $24.99



A Conversation with Koko (NATURE 1999)

NATURE documentary on the use of language by Koko - This award-winning PBS film overviews three decades of pioneering research in interspecies communication.

It culminates with the race to establish the new Maui Ape Preserve, and help Koko raise and mentor a baby. Narrated by Martin Sheen. (1 hour)  Preview

Price:  $19.95 



Koko's Kitten (DVD)

Based on the book and true story of Koko and her kitten, "All-Ball"; this video short (15 minutes) re-enacts Koko's experience bonding with, and then losing a small tailless kitten, and her love and loss of her first kitten, All-Ball.  

Starring Koko and Dr. Penny Patterson, Koko's surrogate mom and teacher. Preview

Price:  $14.95 




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