Researchers Confirm That A Gorilla Is Attempting To Speak

You may recall KoKo the gorilla, who turned popular for making use of sign language to interact with her keepers, and currently scientists believe she may be attempting to speak.


Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, allege that she is exhibiting signs of speech, and after analyzing 71 hours of video of her conduct, they have identified instances of her carrying out 9 behaviors, which needed ‘control over her breathing and vocalization’.

Apparently, these aren’t behaviors you might anticipate of a ‘typical gorilla’, and that Koko has the ability to improve her vocal chords.

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