Koko the gorilla, is a female gorilla who is able to understand more than 1000 signs on the the American Sign Language system and over 2000 words of spoken English.
Koko had a pet kitten, which she received on her birthday on July 1984. It was noted that Koko cared for that kitten as if it were a little baby gorilla. The kitten one day escaped from Koko’s cage and was hit by a car.
When she was told of what happened, this is how she responded.
It was also noted that afterwards she made weeping sounds like a human.
And for anyone whose interested in animal language, here’s an interesting article on researchers translating chimp language
Hey there, I'm Autumn!
Some would say I'm a 30 year old soccer mom in a teenager's body. I would have to agree with them. I like to watch movies (my favorites are Moulin Rouge, Dirty Dancing and Footloose), eat froyo and paint. I have two tattoos. My favorite musical artists are Lana Del Rey, Daughter, 5sos, Miranda Lambert and The Arctic Monkeys. I also enjoy watching the sun rise, a good cup of tea, campfires and riding horses. Feel free to spam my ask box any time! I'd love to meet you (:
Bless this man
salute to the sun beginning
"Today, be the reason someone feels loved."
Because you’re mine, I walk the line.
"He who has overcome his fears will truly be free."
Aristotle (via kushandwizdom) ←