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Key Vocabulary

Emotions
Emociones
Thoughts
Pensamientos
Signs
Señas
Manifest
Manifestar
Gorilla
Gorila

Koko, The Talking Gorilla

Learn about Koko, the talking gorilla.

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Koko, The Talking Gorilla

Learn about Koko, the talking gorilla.

Intermediate
Read and listen to this story in Beelinguapp!

If you are a proud pet owner, you know that there are many ways to communicate with our furry friends.
What if we could use language to discover their emotions and thoughts?
That's what psychologist Francine Patterson achieved with Koko, a western lowland gorilla born at the San Francisco zoo in 1971. She was loaned to Patterson as part of her doctoral research at Stanford University.

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