What Happened To Koko The Talking Gorilla

  • Published on Dec 20, 2018
  • Koko was a gorilla who actually proved animals CAN talk to us.
    She knew at least 1,000 words of American Sign Language (ASL) and could understand about 2,000 words of spoken English. Koko became an international celebrity during the late Seventies. She was featured in multiple documentaries and on the cover of magazines.
    On the morning of June 19, 2018 she died in her sleep. Koko the incredible talking gorilla will certainly be missed by fans around the world!
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Comments • 777

  • TheMagmafire
    TheMagmafire 7 hours ago

    The rise of the planet of the apes. Being said that, Its may be the best thing that can happen to Earth right now.

  • Cody Burke
    Cody Burke 15 hours ago +1

    No........Harambe is the most famous gorilla RIP🙏

  • Hans Dampf
    Hans Dampf Day ago

    Definitely a better sort of human...

  • Neethi Gonapa
    Neethi Gonapa Day ago

    I’m crying

  • Rachel A.
    Rachel A. Day ago

    I will love you forever, sweet Koko

  • Bryan Miles
    Bryan Miles Day ago

    Humans could learn from her...

  • Queef Whiff
    Queef Whiff Day ago

    That monkey didn't know sign language anymore than my dog speaks Latin.

  • Anitha Mani
    Anitha Mani 2 days ago

    But but she :'( :'(

  • Anitha Mani
    Anitha Mani 2 days ago

    They broke my TV

  • SefChanyeolX MX
    SefChanyeolX MX 2 days ago

    A gorilla got a better name to a pet then humans

  • Mick and Rorty
    Mick and Rorty 2 days ago

    Before this video I was watching he being friends with that girl and This video was in recommended

  • MKay Bos
    MKay Bos 2 days ago

    Koko is fake! Please everyone wake up. The Satanists dressed up a man to look like an ape, their mission was and is still to make man look stupid and inferior to the great fake ape. Pray that Jesus comes back soon!

  • manisha agrawal
    manisha agrawal 2 days ago

    I believe every body can learn one thing from KOKO that humans need to understand spread love. though she could speak only sign language she has taught humans to love other species as well. Hope KOKO who would be called wild or animal has taught a lesson to humans to be humans

  • 007
    007 2 days ago

    Touching 😖😖😖

  • Wulan Manda
    Wulan Manda 3 days ago

    I love you so much Koko 😭

  • Kristy Hodgson
    Kristy Hodgson 3 days ago

    A very sad day 😢😢😢

  • Sky Lomi
    Sky Lomi 3 days ago

    just like in the movie Rampage

  • Benjaman Castleberry

    The music is so annoying. Couldn't do ish the vid.

  • G. Ben
    G. Ben 3 days ago

    If a monkey can tell us to fix the Earth we should listen. Robin Williams made me cry omg

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    Rest In Peace Koko

  • Chrono MorAH
    Chrono MorAH 4 days ago

    Koko wanted to be a mother what if hamrambe was still here :o

  • Stephanie Dews
    Stephanie Dews 4 days ago

    I loved KoKo may she Rest in Eternal Peace. I have a stuffed animal of her in my living room

  • Carlos Engine
    Carlos Engine 4 days ago

    So basically... A Monkey?

  • jibs jibs
    jibs jibs 5 days ago

    Forever Be Known And Always In History for Eternity Love and Care to Animals in the world and its part of life wether it has ro be this way or the other way Forever History

  • Amarjeet Kumar
    Amarjeet Kumar 5 days ago

    but man stupid...

  • PilotPizza 95245
    PilotPizza 95245 5 days ago

    *cough* harambe *cough*

  • Dale Humphrey
    Dale Humphrey 5 days ago

    me cry

  • C-FU gaming
    C-FU gaming 5 days ago

    Now you get to see your friend robin williams.. rest well both of you.

  • nigel mahabir
    nigel mahabir 6 days ago


  • Himanshu Roy
    Himanshu Roy 6 days ago

    *heart touch story*

  • Deepak Nagpal
    Deepak Nagpal 6 days ago

    R.i.p. 🙏

  • Andrew M
    Andrew M 6 days ago

    Koko made humans look stupid.

  • Jessica Milestone
    Jessica Milestone 7 days ago

    She was so wonderful!! I always wanted to meet her 💜

  • chandini chand
    chandini chand 7 days ago

    Am human but I feel i want to go and stay in forest, think about this creature taking his happiness and die in younger age

  • Jagzilla
    Jagzilla 7 days ago

    Man very very stupid, evil and insane too. You see most humans will never have as much empathy and compassion as this gorilla had in it's left toe nail..We're on a devolutionary fork, homo malum insanos..The evil insane monkey.

  • AllSeeingEye ofGod
    AllSeeingEye ofGod 7 days ago

    What do you want most of all, Koko ?
    To be released from Captivity so I don't have to do these fucking Test-Games with humans all the time, and live with , just other Gorillas !

  • Mylena Jaime
    Mylena Jaime 7 days ago +1

    KoKo Will be missed and should be a example for humans, if all we give is love that will be what we will receive.

  • Darrell Guss
    Darrell Guss 8 days ago

    Absolutely amazing life, and what a hero she was in her own way. It breaks my heart to hear of her passing. :( God has a new friend and loved one to be near.

  • Adil Faizi
    Adil Faizi 8 days ago

    Love you miss you koko thanks for coming in our life. You teachs lots of lesson to humans and you was the ambassador of mother Nature

  • MSakala Sakala
    MSakala Sakala 8 days ago

    She woulda been an awesome mom

  • Beverly Osei
    Beverly Osei 8 days ago +1

    She will be forever remembered in the hearts of many 💗❤ I love you koko

  • Aksumite Tower
    Aksumite Tower 8 days ago

    Rest In Peace KOKO we love you forever!!!!

  • Chris Branciere
    Chris Branciere 8 days ago

    104 stupid humans thumbs downed this video.

  • E. N.Akasha
    E. N.Akasha 8 days ago

    koko's story is a sad one.....up till today it remains a secret how she got there in the first place,gorilla babies are nursed for at least 2 years...koko was taken at one month old....

  • Manjesh Naik
    Manjesh Naik 8 days ago

    Bro 104 dislike really u all are all alliens.....🙏🙏🙏🙏mam u r god for this beautiful creature no one understands language from heart but u did it....

  • Ganesh jakkula
    Ganesh jakkula 9 days ago


  • cindy brawner
    cindy brawner 9 days ago

    Strange how intelligent and human KoKo was. R.I.P.

  • Modest Gamers
    Modest Gamers 9 days ago


  • Susan B
    Susan B 9 days ago

    if i am just going to read while listening to crap music, i may as well google koko and get the whole story

  • Tom's Reef
    Tom's Reef 9 days ago

    i didnt knew she died..im crying :(

  • mary jones
    mary jones 9 days ago +1

    bless her heart! such a kind soul, she will be missed

  • Amine Des
    Amine Des 9 days ago

    Shit i'm crying

  • Raven Smith
    Raven Smith 9 days ago

    Just now finding this out she lived her best life in shock and folks like animals not smart nor have feelings koko is proof that is not true rip koko

  • Clips
    Clips 9 days ago

    Goodbye koko

  • Ayush B
    Ayush B 10 days ago +1

    Robin Williams was everyone's favourite human Koko.

  • Ayush B
    Ayush B 10 days ago +1

    Oh I loved her. I didn't know.
    RIP beautiful soul.

  • If you use dark mode im john cena

    Rest easy with harambe

  • 77Darksaveour99 `
    77Darksaveour99 ` 10 days ago

    Wow, on my birthday

  • Ape Master
    Ape Master 10 days ago +1

    Rest in peace koko

  • Judith Nathanson
    Judith Nathanson 10 days ago +3

    She would have made a better president than what we have now.
    Koko was smarter and better looking. RIP Koko.

  • dave d
    dave d 10 days ago +1

    I liked this until the LeftWing Propaganda horseshit came up about Koko believing global warming. Is there ANYTHING that virtue-indicating LeftWingers don't RUIN?

    • Michelangelo Buonarroti
      Michelangelo Buonarroti 9 days ago

      You guys keep your heads in the sand and keep hoping it isn't real. What's most sad is your grandkids will pay the price.

  • wendy zra
    wendy zra 10 days ago

    Unforgettable Koko, forever.

  • pamela kaur
    pamela kaur 10 days ago +4

    Rip koko luv u and i loved robin Williams still cant believes hed dead

  • made ariartha
    made ariartha 11 days ago

    Something i regret is why not introduce her to a male

    • made ariartha
      made ariartha 10 days ago

      +Cheryll Morais thanks i'll check it

    • Cheryll Morais
      Cheryll Morais 10 days ago

      They did twice. Just didn't work. (There are videos of it).

  • Red Montano
    Red Montano 11 days ago

    You forgot to mention that many of her kittens got lost and got never found

    MARQUESA de SANTOS 11 days ago +1

    Koko is very especial!!♡♡♡♡♡

  • Kojak0
    Kojak0 12 days ago +1

    So, an old female with no children but loved cats and celebrities. Koko was basically a crazy cat-lady.

  • Emmy Harrop
    Emmy Harrop 12 days ago

    How come so many great beings gotta die in 2018!? And I only get this video in my recommended now!?

  • Natalia Gutierrez
    Natalia Gutierrez 12 days ago

    I didn't know she died. I used to be upsessed with Koko. 😢😢 half a year too late.

  • Judy Osborne
    Judy Osborne 12 days ago

    I can't believe they did not let fans know on a larger platform. I am very hurt in just hearing this. i would have liked to watch any dedications and find this news absolutely shocking and so deeply saddened by this. RIP Koko! You dear, sweet, gentle creature of God!

  • Cheryll Hamilton
    Cheryll Hamilton 12 days ago

    Such a special one of God's animals. I always wanted to meet her.

  • Nightbird
    Nightbird 12 days ago

    OMG...I never knew. R. I.P. Koko I loved you!!

  • Heart2HeartBooks
    Heart2HeartBooks 12 days ago

    I heard he became a First Lady.

  • Kathy Perusse
    Kathy Perusse 12 days ago

    She was so heart broken when her kitten died and when Robin Williams died she was so sad it made me cry

  • Vedant Singh
    Vedant Singh 12 days ago

    I feel sad

  • Basant Gurung
    Basant Gurung 13 days ago

    Love you..Koko...

  • ryan 47
    ryan 47 13 days ago

    :) :(, happy and sad are the emotions i get from this video. i never knew about koko until seeing this very video, i wish i had known sooner. her memory will surely live on for ages

  • Brianna Phillips
    Brianna Phillips 13 days ago +1

    I could tell she wanted to be a mom bc of the way she handled the kittens and people too, I give her much respect and rip Koko

  • Lara O'neal
    Lara O'neal 14 days ago

    This is BS. Man in a guerrilla suit

  • Stacie Wagner
    Stacie Wagner 15 days ago +1

    R.I.P. Koko. Praying for you Penny 🙏 I hope you have beautiful memories of Koko love.

  • Brand Man
    Brand Man 15 days ago

    RIP Koko ❤️🏴‍☠️⚰️😫😫😫😫😩😩😩😩😩😩😣😣😣😣😭😭😭😭😥😥😢😢😢😞😞😞😞☹️☹️☹️💐💐💐🥀🦍🦍🦍

  • Shouting Muteness
    Shouting Muteness 16 days ago +1

    Certainly more human than many human beings.

  • Arlie Eccleston
    Arlie Eccleston 17 days ago

    *koko will be remembered*

  • Arlie Eccleston
    Arlie Eccleston 17 days ago

    Why are there 666 comments

  • Arlie Eccleston
    Arlie Eccleston 17 days ago

    6:59 ...😭

  • Karen knicely
    Karen knicely 17 days ago

    I did not know she had passed away. I am heartbroken. She made this world a lot better to live in. She was so sweet, kind and gentle.this world needs more like koko. R.I.P., Lolo. This world will not be the same without you.

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  • Mariwine Zapanta
    Mariwine Zapanta 17 days ago

    Great story!

  • NOMOlonelyNOMOhappy
    NOMOlonelyNOMOhappy 17 days ago

    Real life Caesar...

  • Sozain Amin
    Sozain Amin 18 days ago +1

    so sweet Yaar.. what a kind loving animal koko was

  • Pink Shrin
    Pink Shrin 18 days ago

    She died on my birthday..😔😳

  • Straya Straya
    Straya Straya 18 days ago +2

    God I was crying when it said koko was quivering for hours when Robin Williams and she died 5 days after my birthday 😭

  • PSA de Lachute
    PSA de Lachute 19 days ago +2

    ✨🙏🏼RIP🦍 Koko✨
    I wonder if Robin Williams was there
    to greet her at Heaven's doors.

  • Heather Lamb
    Heather Lamb 19 days ago

    RIP koko...

  • Tamara Kennedy
    Tamara Kennedy 19 days ago

    WHY THE horrible OBNOXIOUS music..Koko was peaceful not a circus clown..the music is so horrible it is offensive! But great gathering of other people's TheXvid videos.

  • Lavonne Miller
    Lavonne Miller 19 days ago

    I almost cried she was so sweet

  • Dhruv Goel
    Dhruv Goel 20 days ago


  • Jamie Lannister
    Jamie Lannister 20 days ago

    She had a daughter who grew up to be Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, sadly the girl grew up to have only half of mom's IQ, thereby qualifying her to run for Congress as a Democrat.

  • Chris S
    Chris S 20 days ago +2