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The Gorilla Foundation Leverages Social Media

Redwood City, CA – March 24, 2010 —The Gorilla Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on interspecies communication, and home to Koko the famous lowland gorilla, is using social media networks to great success. Through the use of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, for example, Koko’s daily experiences, thoughts and... Read more

Give Green this Holiday Season and Help Koko Save Gorillas

Redwood City, CA – Nov. 17, 2009 — Consumers wanting to “give green” this year can look to the Gorilla Foundation, a conservation organization that is making a difference every day. The Foundation, home of Koko, the lowland gorilla who... Read more

Koko the Gorilla Picks Winning Jack-O-Lantern (promptly devours pumpkin)

Redwood City, CA – Oct. 26, 2009 — Koko, the gorilla who can speak to us through the use of American Sign Language (ASL), today announced the winner, selected by Koko herself, of their pumpkin design contest. Pumpkin-loving Koko closely inspected... Read more

KokoTeach: Multimedia Educational Program for Teachers

Multimedia Educational Program for Teachers — Motivation for Students Redwood City, CA – Sep. 28, 2009 — Want to super-charge your classroom? The Gorilla Foundation, home of Koko the lowland gorilla who can speak to us through the use of... Read more

The Gorilla Foundation Grants 2009 Wildlife Protectors Award

Redwood City, CA – July 22, 2009 — The Gorilla Foundation, home of Koko the lowland gorilla who can speak to us through the use of America Sign Language, announced today that it has chosen Cameroonian scientist Denis Ndeloh Etiendem as the... Read more

Infant SF Zoo Gorilla Needs Surrogate Mom

A male baby western lowland gorilla was born at the San Francisco Zoo on Monday, Dec. 8 -- the first gorilla birth for the Zoo in a decade. As it soon became clear that the baby’s mother, Monifa, was not going to accept the role of motherhood, the zoo decided to introduce the baby to the gorilla troop’s proven mother, Bawang... Read more

A Tribute to Michael Crichton (Oct. 23, 1942 – Nov. 4, 2008)

The Gorilla Foundation is deeply saddened over the untimely passing of Dr. Michael Crichton, who served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2003. Dr. Crichton’s novel Congo, published in 1980, was inspired by the work of Dr. Penny... Read more

A Tribute to Michael Crichton

A male baby western lowland gorilla was born at the San Francisco Zoo on Monday, Dec. 8 -- the first gorilla birth for the Zoo in a decade. As it soon became clear that the baby’s mother, Monifa, was not going to accept the role of motherhood, the zoo decided to introduce the baby to the gorilla troop’s proven mother, Bawang... Read more

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