Did you know there's a talking gorilla? | #TalkingGorilla | BBC

Meet Koko, a western lowland gorilla who has been taught sign language. She’s making us question what we think we know about animal intelligence. Join in the conversation on social media with #TalkingGorilla.

The full documentary airs on BBC One Wednesday 15th June and will be available on BBC iPlayer for 30 days afterwards. For those in the US, it’s broadcast on PBS on the 3rd August.

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  1. This is a very interesting video. But why did you need to use such a misleading title? Are you really that desperate for views? This gorilla was not talking – it was using sign language. I enjoyed watching this video, but I still reported it for the misleading title.

  2. I’m sure if they taught this to more gorillas and sent them to the wild later on they would raise their children to do the same and their intelligence would expand

  3. When my cockatiel is thirsty, he flies on to the kitchen deck(?) next to the tap and waits for me to bring him back to his cage to drink…
    He did that alone, he was never thought… he communicates with me in many ways

  4. This is beautiful, and this is called the glory of God for only He can create intelligent creatures.
    Psalm 14:1
     The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.


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