Koko Brushes Her Hair (in the mirror of

Koko Brushes Her Hair (in the mirror of

Posted On: March 12, 2010
Date Taken: September 21, 2004

Photographer: Ron Cohn

Most of you who tune in to regularly are probably way beyond being surprised that gorillas can recognize themselves in a mirror - which is supposed to be a sign of conscious self-awareness according to psychologists. But this photo of Koko brushing her hair while looking in a hand-held mirror demonstrates more than self-awareness, it also demonstrates another typically "human" trait: vanity.

If you have any doubts that Koko senses the world pretty much like you and I (though perhaps without the extraneous thoughts) just visit KokoTV online, or watch the video "A Conversation with Koko."

Koko Brushes Her Hair (in the mirror of

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