In this still frame from a recent Koko video filming, Koko has just blown a kiss to Penny. In the full video clip, after Koko blows the kiss, she then demonstrates a “fake” sneeze, at Penny’s request. There are lots of examples of Koko exhibiting pretense behaviors – which children do as well as captive great apes. Stay tuned to KokoFlix to see more of this lighthearted side of Koko (as well as many other sides) in the months ahead.
Koko blows a kiss (then fakes a sneeze)
Photographer: Ron Cohn