R.I.P. Koko the Gorilla
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Koko, the western lowland gorilla who changed humanity’s understanding of animal communication with her ability to speak American Sign Language, has died. In a statement, the research center where Koko lived for most of her life says, “The Gorilla Foundation is sad to announce the passing of our beloved Koko. Her impact has been profound and what she has taught us about the emotional capacity of gorillas and their cognitive abilities will continue to shape the world.” The famous gorilla...

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