Happy Birthday, Koko the Gorilla, who was born this week in 1971. In Michael Crichton’s novel Congo, the sign language speaking gorilla named Amy was loosely based on Koko. You can learn more about Koko, at The Gorilla Foundation website.
And to learn more about Congo, check out our new Congo Page on The Official Site of Michael Crichton.
Photo credit: The Gorilla Foundation