Chaz Neyman is a 5th grade student who has a passion for both gorillas and penguins (2 endangered species).. He was so inspired by Koko that he painted the picture of her that appears on our Kids4Koko t-shirt (see photo at left). He also likes to paint and share knowledge about penguins, as you’ll see in his blog.
Chaz signed a special video message for Koko that includes the phrase “Koko-Love is light,” which we included in the Kids4Koko intro video, as it conveys such a positive vision of Koko’s influence on all of us, and our quest to save and enjoy Nature.
Eric Remington is a fully ordained Buddhist monk, and was a very close friend of Koko, especially during her latter years. He has had many conversations with Koko and continues to be inspired by her presence..
Eric also helps maintain Koko’s former gorilla sanctuary in Northern California, and has become an expert on the wildlife that continues to flourish there, including dozens of species of birds, reptiles and plants.
He writes poetry to convey the wisdom he has received through his close association with Nature, and with Koko (the “Voice of Nature”) and shares this unique and uplifting wisdom through this blog.
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Sam is a 5th grade student who has a special connection with all living creatures. He is learning sign language from Koko via Kids4Koko, and reading all of Koko’s books. Sam wants to make a difference, and when. you meet him, we think you’ll want to make a difference too, and will want to exchange ideas with him on the most effective ways to use communication to save gorillas, other great apes, and all species that are in danger of extinction because of unnecessary human activities.
Tony Rose, PhD, is currently president of the Biosynergy Institute, and of the Center for Studies of the Person. He also served as the adjunct Director of Conservation for The Gorilla Foundation from 2000 – 2015, when he was the driving force behind disseminating books about gorillas Koko and Michael in Africa (particularly Cameroon) and co-authored the book “Michael’s Dream” with Dr. Penny Patterson.
Tony is a prolific author, speaker and visionary, who has much to offer the Kids4Koko community. He is also greatly inspired by youth and hopes they can leapfrog his generation and turn things around quickly — by applying compassionate conservation values to everything they do and sharing these (Koko-inspired) values with everyone they know, physically and/or virtually.
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The Kids4Koko Pledge
As a “Kid for Koko,” you will show people that treating other intelligent species and our planet with love and respect will create a bright future for everyone. If you agree, please sign the Kids4Koko Pledge and share it with your friends. Then you can download and print your own official copy!