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  • GORILLA YOUTH
    Sports and recreation | 2 CHERRY TREE DR STE C NUTTER FORT, WV 26301-4642
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  • GORILLA FOUNDATION
    Animals | 1733 WOODSIDE RD STE 330 REDWOOD CITY, CA 94061-3463
    Koko was born in the San Francisco Zoo in 1971 and spent the first six months of her life in the nursery of the children’s zoo behind a glass window where the public could see her and where Penny Patterson, then a Stanford graduate student, met her. From age six months to one year Koko was critically ill and moved to a trailer on zoo property. Penny began working with Koko when she recovered her health, and requested permission from the zoo to continue working with her as part of her Ph.D. research in psychology at Stanford University. The zoo agreed as long as Penny agreed to make at least a "4-year" commitment. In 1974 Koko and her trailer were moved to Stanford University where Penny and Dr. Ron Cohn continued to work with her, and they have been together ever since. Michael, a male gorilla, joined Koko in 1976, and in 1979 the whole group moved to Woodside, CA where Ndume, a second male gorilla joined the group in 1991. In the years since 1971, Penny (Dr. Patterson) has spent her life caring for Koko and the two male gorillas (Michael and Ndume) and has established highly empathic relationships with them that may be difficult to replicate due to the commitment required. A successful program such as this requires using language during daily documented interactions, as well as the ability to "listen" to the gorillas and discern their meanings. Few people have the patience, stamina, and sensitivity to achieve this. With Penny’s help, Koko has learned to use over 1,000 signs and seems to understand approximately 2,000 spoken English words. Further, Koko understands these signs sufficiently well to adapt them or combine them to express new meanings that she wants to convey. Gorilla Michael, who grew up with Koko and passed away in the year 2000 at age 27 (of cardiomyopathy), became similarly fluent in sign language, highly proficient at painting, and established that Koko is not unique — such capabilities previously thought to be beyond gorillas and other great apes are now seen as intrinsic. Ndume has also learned a number of words from both Koko and her caregivers, and studies of zoo gorillas have revealed a natural gestural communication system that appears to be quite complex. Moreover, other ape language studies have revealed similar capabilities in other great apes (see interspecies communication). Thus, with over 4 decades of multimedia research data accumulated, and more being collected daily, the challenge is to learn as much from our fellow great apes as possible and to enable the dialogue to continue beyond the scope of "Project Koko" for the benefit of all species concerned.
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  • GORILLA HAVEN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION INC
    Animals | 113 HAMILTON RIDGE DR MARYVILLE, TN 37801-2513
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  • GORILLA ASSOCIATION INC
    Youth development | 309 E DEFENBAUGH ST KOKOMO, IN 46902-1656
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  • THE DIAN FOSSEY GORILLA FUND INTERNATIONAL
    Animals | 800 CHEROKEE AVE SE ATLANTA, GA 30315-1470
    Founded by Dian Fossey in 1978, we are dedicated to the conservation and protection of gorillas and their habitats in Africa. We are committed to promoting Mountain gorilla in Rwanda continued research on the gorillas and their threatened ecosystems and to providing education about their relevance to the world in which we live.The Fossey Fund's Karisoke™ Research Center has been protecting and studying gorillas for more than 45 years, never leaving even during the most difficult times.
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  • GODS GORILLAS INC NFP
    Legal | 500 E 88TH STREET 2S CHICAGO, IL 60619-6863
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  • BLUE GORILLA LOUNGE INC
    Religious | 409 WALLACE ST NEW LONDON, WI 54961-2163
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  • GORILLA LACROSSE CLUB INC
    Sports and recreation | 21490 SHERIDAN RUN ESTERO, FL 33928-3266
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  • ALPHA GORILLA INC
    Unknown | 5750 KENTUCKY RD BENTON, AR 72019-7055
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  • GORILLA MUSIC GROUP INC
    Youth development | 1556 NW 9TH AVE HOMESTEAD, FL 33030-4025
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