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)