This intelligent animal has been there my whole life. I remember seeing the Robin Williams thing, and Mister Rogers thing, on TV. I remember seeing something with Levar Burton of Reading Rainbow / Star Trek The Next Generation… it always blew my mind, about how intelligent Koko was.
Gorillas only live until the age of 50 on average… Koko made it to 46.
R.I.P., Koko. Hopefully you’ll continue to watch all of this unfold. Hopefully you’ll see humanity be better to each other, in the near future.