This internet’s favorite gorilla, Koko was the first non-human to keep a pet. And now, this intelligent creature wants a baby of her own.
According to Koko’s trainer, Francine ‘Penny’ Patterson, Koko is able to understand more than 1,000 signs and approximately 2,000 English words. Through this learned communication skill, Koko has been telling her trainers that she wanted to raise a baby gorilla and have a large family of her own. Helping Koko adopt a baby and some female companions to complete a family group with her male companion, Ndume, thus became one of the Gorilla Foundation’s primary initiatives.
In this video, you can observe Koko adopting a baby doll and nursing it as a real baby. According to her trainer, there is a great possibility of Koko teaching her baby to sign, creating exciting possibilities for new avenues of interspecies communication research.
Witness this exciting human behavior by this gorilla in the video. Do let us know what you think about it the comment section. We’d love to hear from you!
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