What is the Gorilla Foundation and its mission?
A6: Established in 1976, The Gorilla Foundation/Koko.org promotes the protection, preservation and propagation of gorillas In addition to providing a home for Koko and Ndume.The Gorilla Foundation continues the longest on-going continuous interspecies project that Drs. Penny Patterson and Ronald Cohn began with Koko in July 1972. Our mission, in brief, is “conservation through communication.” We gather data on gorilla behavior and their cognitive abilities daily and document this with notes, photos and video our daily interactions and conversations with Koko. And we share what we have learned from Koko with the public, zoos, sanctuaries and educational institutions, through our membership mailings, our member journal Gorilla,, our member newsletter Gorilla Talk, our member eNewsLetter KokoMail, our films and our web site for the purpose of raising awareness about gorillas, their amazing abilities and the need to protect them. Through our Wildlife Protector’s Fund (WPF) we are sharing e