Koko, The Gorilla Known For Her Sign Language Skills Dies At 42.

A gorilla known for her sign language skills has died.
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Koko, who was born at the San Francisco Zoo in 1971, was 46.

She was reportedly able to communicate with humans by using 1,000 words of sign language and capable of understanding 2,000 words of spoken English.

The Gorilla Foundation, founded by animal psychologist Francine Patterson, announced Koko’s death.

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