Koko Activity
Koko, the gorilla who was taught sign language, died on June 19, 2018 at the age of 48. Her signing abilities were amazing (she could sign about 1,000 words) and videos of her on YouTube are very touching to watch. It's easy to believe she's communicating with humans. Watch these videos about Koko's Best Moments.
Koko the Gorilla's Best Moments: From Sign Language to Meeting Mister Rogers
Remembering the Human Side of Koko
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Now watch these videos to see that they tell us about how animals learn.
Pigeons Playing Ping-Pong
Clever Hans
Rubber Movie Trailer
Have these three videos changed your thinking at all about whether Koko is really communicating the way humans do? Please respond to this one-question survey.
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