Koko, the gorilla, says goodbye to friend Robin Williams [video]
Turns out, the magic of Robin Williams reached beyond our own species.
Back in 2001, Williams met Koko, a gorilla taught to speak American Sign Language, and she, too, had a rollicking good time with the comedian. There’s even more to the story than just a celebrity meeting, though.
According to Huffington Post:
Williams, they said, managed to do something that day that was truly extraordinary: He made Koko smile.
At the time of her meeting with Williams, Koko hadn’t cracked a smile in more than six months — “ever since her lifelong gorilla companion, Michael, passed away,” according to the conservation group.
Full story at Huffington Post.
Breaking down the boundaries between animals.
Photo credit: The Gorilla Foundation, Graphics credit: CanvaPosted by Kate Rinsema