Deaf animals and sign language

Deaf animals and sign language

Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks

Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks

Mister Rogers and Koko... she watched him everyday and the first thing she did when she met was take off his shoes like he did for the show.

Mister Rogers and Koko... she watched him everyday and the first thing she did when she met was take off his shoes like he did for the show.

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

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

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…

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…

Koko the gorilla has used sign language to deliver a 60 second message telling humans to stop killing the earth

Koko the gorilla has used sign language to deliver a 60 second message telling humans to stop killing the earth

After reading this story you will understand how motherhood and loss are universal. Washoe, an exceptionally smart chimpanzee who knew sign language, was not happy with her caretaker Kat, who hadn’t visited for some time. However, when Kat told her that Washoe had recently lost her baby, Washoe indicated signs for grief. She even made…

After reading this story you will understand how motherhood and loss are universal. Washoe, an exceptionally smart chimpanzee who knew sign language, was not happy with her caretaker Kat, who hadn’t visited for some time. However, when Kat told her that Washoe had recently lost her baby, Washoe indicated signs for grief. She even made…

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

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

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.

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.

Koko the gorilla gets her birthday wish on 4 July when a litter of kittens pays her a visit at a sanctuary in Redwood City, California

Koko the gorilla gets her birthday wish on 4 July when a litter of kittens pays her a visit at a sanctuary in Redwood City, California

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