Koko the Gorilla - Black, five-year-old gorilla
who had been taught a 300 word vocabulary in sign language.
Koko had appeared with comedian Lili Tomlin on August 28, 1976 NBC program
filmed at Stanford University whose scientists, like Dr. Penny Paterson, who
trained Koko to talk by using American Sign Language.
Koko has also made appearances with morning talk shows like TODAY as well as
embraced by the welcoming arms of PBS children's show host Fred Rogers.
Koko's life was chronicled in the documentary "Koko, a Talking Gorilla."
(Criterion) by French director Barbet Schroeder.
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