Noé lets nature have its say for this edition of the COP21. How? With Koko, a female gorilla who belongs to one of the rarest species on earth which can communicate using sign language, and the only one that can send a message to mankind : the preservation of biodiversity must be written in the Paris Agreement.
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Note from The Gorilla Foundation : This video was made with footage of Koko reacting after she has been informed about what is at stake at COP21. After being familiarized with the issues, she was allowed to improvise. The video has been edited for brevity and continuity.
A Conversation With Koko
Published on Apr 29, 2013
Koko the Gorilla meets Robin Williams
Not the best quality video but still a fabulous re-formatted film of Robin Williams having some fun with Koko.
Koko the Gorilla Crying following death of her Friend Robin Williams
Koko the Gorilla Crying following death of her Friend Robin Williams.’She became extremely sad’: Carers for the world’s most intelligent gorilla claim she was ‘close to tears’ following news of Robin Williams’ death – 13 years after video captured the two becoming fast friendsNews of Robin Williams’ untimely death hit particularly close to home for famed sign language gorilla Koko, who handlers say was moved nearly to tears by the somber mood shared by all at her Northern California home.
Staff at the Gorilla Foundation were, like much of America, in mourning after hearing the news Monday. Williams visited their center in 2001 and quickly befriended Koko, making her laugh for the first time in six months.
So when they explained to Koko, who is fluent in American Sign Language, that a dear friend of the center had died, she soon became sad and is pictured sitting hunched over with a quivering lip.
A Conversation With Koko The Gorilla: Full Documentary
Ahamo 2015 Winner: Excellence in Documentary Film:
PBS Nature 1999
This program doesn’t just talk with an ape, it carries on an intimate, decades-long dialogue with her. The story documents the incredible development of a gorilla named Koko, whose learning of American Sign Language (and understanding of spoken English) gives new meaning to the ideas of animal intelligence and inter-species communication.
Koko Gets a Kitty Visit
Koko has always been very affectionate toward kittens (remember All Ball on the 1985 cover of National Geographic) and still entertains them as guests from time to time. In this clip she receives a Koko receives a visit from 5 kittens (thanks to the San Francisco Peninsula Humane Society).
She picks a winner (“Tigger”), but will she invite Tigger to stay?
Stay tuned for the sequel clip.
Koko’s Wish for a Family
As you may know, one of Koko’s most cherished wishes is to be a mother herself. Watch the video (below) to find out about her heart’s desire and what we are doing to help make it happen. Koko and baby together will be an amazingly powerful force for saving their species