Koko and the Gorilla Foundation
Koko can communicate with each other by using gestures, body postures, facial expressions, vocal sounds, chestslaps, drumming and odor. Koko sleeps about 13 hours each night and rest for several hours at midday. She eats mostly plant foods: leaves, shoots, fruits, bulbs, bark, vines and nettles. Gorillas are shy and peaceful. Koko is 40 years old. Gorillas are still hunted for meat (bushmeat) and trophies in some parts of Africa, and they are caught in traps set for other animals. Koko's favorite color is red. Koko's favorite toy is toy alligators. Koko's favorite movie is Free Willy. Koko's favorite show is Wild Kingdom.