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21 Heartwarming And Beautiful Facts About Mr. Rogers That Will Brighten Even The Crummiest Day

Most people have heard of Koko, the Stanford-educated gorilla who could speak about 1000 words in American Sign Language, and understand about 2000 in English. What most people don’t know, however, is that Koko was an avid Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fan. As Esquire reported, when Fred Rogers took a trip out to meet Koko for his show, not only did she immediately wrap her arms around him and embrace him, she did what she’d always seen him do onscreen: she proceeded to take his shoes off!

Never Underestimate The Intelligence Of Animals

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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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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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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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…

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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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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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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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