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Short Clip - Koko the Gorilla responds to a sad scene from one of her favorite movies....(She understands spoken English, as well as American Sign Language.....Watch what she signs and see her expression after watching the sad scene where the boy has to say goodbye to his mother....)

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Never Underestimate The Intelligence Of Animals
from TheMetaPicture.com

Never Underestimate The Intelligence Of Animals

It's convenient to believe we have "dominion" over the animals. Makes it easier to slaughter them. Our arrogance has separated us from them and placed humanity over all the other creatures. What a crock.

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Koko - Hanabiko 花火子 literally "fireworks child" with her caregiver Francine "Penny" Patterson, an American animal psychologist, teached the western lowland gorilla modified form of American Sign Language. Koko has mastered the "Gorilla Sign Language" (GSL) and understands approximately 2,000 words of spoken English, in addition to the signs

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from The Atlantic

What Gorillas Can Teach Us About Being Human

What Koko the Sign-Language-Speaking Gorilla Can Teach Us About Being Human - The Atlantic

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from TheMetaPicture.com

We don’t speak the same language…

This is why I get furious when people say animals are dumb. Just because they can't speak in a way we understand doesn't mean they are less then what we are.

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merrywanderer: incidentalpiratess:nowyoukno:greenvvhore:nowyoukno:Source for more facts follow NowYouKno did koko never ask anything? Koko, as well as the other Gorillas that were taught sign language, don’t ask the same types of questions. They seem to be incapable of understanding the concept of another being understanding something they don’t. Koko may ask someone to hand her something, but she won’t ask questions about an item because if she doesn’t understand it she will assume that…

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