Koko the Gorilla, the ape who learned sign language, turns 40 today. Happy birthday to her!Koko was born in 1971 at the San Francisco Zoo. That’s where she was found by a Stanford graduate student, Penny Patterson, who has made gorilla sign language her life’s work.
Posts tagged: Nim Chimpsky
Remember that famous chimp from the 1970s, Nim Chimpsky?
Jim Marsh, the documentary maker (and Oscar winner) who did 2008’s Man on Wire is screening his film about Nim Chimpsky at the Sundance Film Festival this month.
Jim Marsh’s film is titled Project Nim.