Gorillas have been learning to communicate with humans for decades. By now, we know that they’re compassionate, intelligent creatures that really aren’t that different from you or me. So what happens when a gorilla who desperately wants a baby of her own is handed a stuffed animal?
What happens next is incredible.
That’s right, folks. She’s teaching the baby sign language, just like a person would teach their child how to speak. To me, it’s heartbreaking that Koko doesn’t have her own gorilla baby, because she’d really make a wonderful mother!