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Woodside: Koko the gorilla dies at her mountain retreat

Original post made on Jun 21, 2018

Koko the gorilla, a longtime resident of Woodside, a friend to kittens, and a practitioner of American Sign Language, has died, according to the Associated Press.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 21, 2018, 2:07 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by Marian
a resident of another community
on Jun 21, 2018 at 7:57 pm

I had always hoped Koko could enjoy the Hawaiian compound. How appropriate that would have been. I will so miss reading about this sweetheart.


Posted by Cayo
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

We will miss Koko very much, she taught us about love and kindness for many years. My sister lived near Koko's Woodside compound, I had the pleasure of meeting her once. Rest in peace dear friend.


Posted by Susan Wyle
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 22, 2018 at 2:56 pm

So sad to see this . I got to meet her once, and we played tug of war with a towel. Penny said, " Now let your guest win, " and she immediately dropped the towel. She kept signing " fake teeth," and Penny said it was because she saw all the fillings in my mouth as I was laughing. Really amazing experience. RIP , sweet Koko


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