Gorilla Caregiving

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Photographer: Ron Cohn

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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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