Red Hot Chili Peppers Bass Player, Lea was able to show Koko the Gorilla how to play the guitar! Koko, 45 years old, lives at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, CA and is cared for by Dr. Francine “Penny” Patterson, Ph.D. Koko and Patterson became famous when Koko demonstrated her ability to use her version of sign language called “Gorilla Sign Language” (GSL).
Patterson began working with Koko GSL in 1972. Koko is well known for adopting several kittens. In 2014, Koko mourned the loss of her friend, Robin Williams.
Flea, an animal activist, shared his meeting with Koko with his fans and asked them to help support the Gorilla Foundation. The video below was posted by the Red Hot Chili Peppers on August 19, 2016.
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