When news breaks of a beloved superstar, people across the globe mourn in unison. Knowing they will no longer be here on earth is often too emotional to fathom. Thankfully, we have photos and videos of them that will keep their memory alive for generations to come.
One such superstar tragically passed away in her sleep, leaving us all at a loss for words. Koko the gorilla was one of the most treasured on the planet. She shattered records by completely mastering sign language, showing the vast mental capabilities apes possess.
Koko was born July 4, 1971, at the San Francisco Zoo. Here, she began her studying of sign language at a very early age. Even at a young age, workers knew she was something truly special. She was under the direct care and education of psychologist Penny Patterson.
One of Koko