Judge in S.F. Rules Ndume, Gorilla Companion of Koko, Must Return to ZooA federal judge in San Francisco has ruled a male silverback gorilla loaned to a Northern California group in 1991 as a possible mate for Koko, the gorilla who learned sign language, must be returned to a Cincinnati zoo.
Former Companion To Koko The Gorilla In Zoo Custody BattleKoko, the gorilla famed for her ability to use human sign language, died this past summer. But now there is a legal battle brewing over the future home of her longtime companion.
Koko, The Gorilla Who Mastered Sign Language, Has DiedKoko, the gorilla who mastered sign language and showed the world what great apes can do, has died.