Koko And The Gorilla Foundation


1. Koko was born on July 4th and people called Koko Hanabi-Ko, it means "Fireworks Child" in Japanese.
2. When Koko was a little baby, she was sick and needed to be separated from her mother.

3. Soon she regained her health and grew into a healthy 20 pound baby with all black fur save for a white rump patch.

4. As a baby, Koko was cheerful and curious. She started to learn sign language before she was one year old!

5.Penny first saw Koko in September 1971 in the San Francisco Zoo.

6.Penny asked the zoo if she could study with Koko, and soon they agreed.

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