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Incredible photos of Koko the gorilla’s reaction after learning news of his friend Robin Williams

Posted by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 12:08 PM
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Incredible photos of Koko the gorilla’s reaction after learning news of his friend Robin Williams



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According to Buzzfeed, Williams and Koko, the gorilla who communicates with sign language, met in 2001.

“Koko instantly connected with Robin,” said Dr. Penny Patterson, the foundation’s president and the gorilla’s foster mother. “Koko, like us, can sense a person’s nature and in this case, she was quickly drawn to Robin’s warm heart.”

The actor, who would later describe the meeting as “unforgettable,” filmed a PSA with Koko for the foundation in 2004 to raise awareness of environmental threats to the species. Williams also accepted the post of honorary co-chair for the foundation’s campaign to create the Maui Ape Preserve.

A spokesperson for The Gorilla Foundation said Koko was informed the news of the death of his friend Robin williams and “Koko was quiet and looked very thoughtful… Koko became very somber, with her head bowed and her lip quivering.” The foundation released the following images and video:

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by on Aug. 13, 2014 at 12:08 PM
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ColtsFan1912
by FriendoftheFoot on Aug. 13, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Aww. :(
AustinsMommy007
by Platinum Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 12:10 PM
That's so sad :(
blue-heart
by Ruby Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 12:11 PM
So heartbreaking. 💔😭
ColleenF30
by Lube Girl on Aug. 13, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Koko is awesome. Poor Koko!

incogNinja
by Whofflé on Aug. 13, 2014 at 12:12 PM
I'm crying , thanks :(
levansbx
by Gold Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 12:13 PM
Amazing and heartbreaking.
Seagodess
by Emerald Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Oh so sad. :(

Coconutty4Hubby
by Cafe Goddess on Aug. 13, 2014 at 12:14 PM

I'll admit I teared up while watching the video. Robin WIlliams was a great man, that's pretty obvious!

AllofFive19
by Emerald Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 12:16 PM
:(
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