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Koko"s baby (?)

Koko

Posted On: March 12, 2010
Date Taken: June 04, 2008


Photographer: Ron Cohn

We"ve been receiving a lot of questions lately about whether Koko still wants a baby, is able to have one, are there other options, etc. In response, we"ve created a special FAQ answer that addresses this question comprehensively.

The short answer is that Koko still very much would like to have a baby, is very affectionate with her baby dolls (as shown here) and we think she would make an extremely good mother, teaching her baby all of the signs she learned as a baby, and more. To see a video clip of Koko "molding" one of her orangutan dolls to sign "drink", click here.

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