Koko

Koko

The Gorilla Who Talks

DVD - 2016
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In 1971, graduate student Penny Patterson began teaching sign language to a gorilla named Koko. What started out as a scientific experiment evolved into an intimate friendship, which for almost half a century has challenged the way we think about animals and changed the course of many lives. It is a unique window into this incredible relationship.
Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, c2016
Branch Call Number: DVD 599.884 K8296 2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Language Note: Closed-captioned
Alternative Title: Koko

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ryner
Jul 18, 2018

Koko's story is amazing, but sadly I don't feel that this PBS video did it justice. This documentary definitely could have been fleshed out a bit more, including more extensive footage of her signing, particularly in communicating more complex ideas beyond eat/drink/more, which we know exist but for some reason were left on the editing room floor. I enjoyed this DVD with my eight-year-old daughter just a few weeks after we learned of Koko's death. For those interested in learning more about the Koko project, I recommend Francine Patterson's book 'The Education of Koko.' RIP, Koko!

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JCV010108
Aug 20, 2016

I love Koko!

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