Koko grieves Robin’s death, was drawn to his warm heart

This is precious! Thank you for sharing, Cnawan.

Ethereal Nature


“Koko instantly connected with Robin,” Koko’s longtime caregiver, Dr. Penny Patterson, said at the time. “Koko, like us, can sense a person’s nature, and in this case, she was quickly drawn to Robin’s warm heart.”

for those who haven’t already seen this video, it should not be missed:

And here is a shortened video that accompanies the news of Robins’ death:
Robin Williams & Koko

Robin Williams was one of the most famous people on the planet. And Koko the gorilla is one of the most famous animals on the planet. So, when the two first met in 2001, it made sense that they would naturally get along.

Koko is fluent in American Sign Language, can communicate in over 1,000 signs and can reportedly understand several English-language commands.

Williams was brought in to meet Koko at the Gorilla Foundation in northern California.

“We shared something extraordinary: laughter,” Williams…

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3 responses to this post.

  1. When I was a kid in the 1960’s I had a pet wooley monkey that loved to be tickled and had this whispered laugh like KoKo’s. Laughing with a monkey or ape is a transcendent and innocent experience. I found animals much easier to relate to than people. Robin no doubt felt the same way.



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