Picture Of The Day #101

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Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People.The unique story of scientist Penny Patterson and Koko, the gorilla she taught to sign can be see tonight on BBC1 at 8:30pm. Project Koko started as a PhD project to teach sign language to a baby gorilla, but as Koko began to communicate with Penny, an intense bond formed between them. Penny has now been with Koko for over 40 years and claims Koko can reveal fresh insights into the workings of an animal’s mind.