April 27, 1998: Koko Gorilla Gets On AOL Chat

Koko the gorilla
April 27, 1998: Koko the gorilla does AOL chat

1998 – Using AOL chat, a sign language interpreter and an active audience, a female gorilla named Koko answered questions to the public. Koko resides at the Gorilla Foundation and with a vocabulary of 2,000 words, was able to respond to the chat room.

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