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Meet Koko, The Gorilla Who Mastered Sign Language To Communicate With Humans

Becoming a celebrity

Not many animals can pride themselves on gaining celebrity status. Koko was one of those adorable creatures that quickly attracted the world’s attention, all thanks to her incredible ability to use sign language and rhyme with it.

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Due to her fame, Koko received many visitors during her lifetime, including Robin Williams, who became her friend right away. If you want to see the two interacting, there’s a moving video where Williams tickles the gorilla and Koko tries on his glasses. Don’t miss the chance to watch it!

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