Koko was an advocate for nature and animals • Earth.com

Koko was an advocate for nature and animals


Today’s Video of the Day from the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) is a tribute to Koko, who became a sort of ambassador for gorillas by showing the world her remarkable capacity for emotions – particularly when she cared for kittens.

According to The Gorilla Foundation, Koko died in her sleep on Tuesday at age 46. From a very early age, Koko was taught sign language by animal psychologist Dr. Penny Patterson and used over 1,000 signs to share her feelings.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: Public Broadcasting System (PBS)

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