The study of gorillas has always been a field that has fascinated both science and the public in general, due to the undeniable resemblance between the two species. However, Koko is such an intelligent gorilla that never seem fail to impress . This time … Koko learned to play bass with Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The gorilla Koko is getting closer to becoming a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but that it is still amazing how much they learned during their private lessons gorilla with Flea , bassist and founding member of the legendary rock band, Red Hot Chili Peppers .
“I’ve been a fan of Koko since the 80s, when I first saw that book had pictures of her with her cats,” said Flea.
Talking about his experience with BBC , Flea admitted always been an admirer of the gorilla, referring to the book published in 1985 and written by Dr. Francine Patterson, who follows the story of Koko and the cat began to care when he was 12 years, he learned to love and to then mourn his death.
Koko quickly managed to communicate with Flea, heard him play for her and then she played a few notes for him.
Bassist, meanwhile, was completely fascinated with the opportunity to meet her eyes, to connect with it and become friends. “This is the best thing that ever happened to me, this is a day that never in my life forget” , because Koko was not intimidated and played like he was auditioning to be the new member of the band, something that insurance Flea would be very pleased.
Bouncer currently has 45 years, is possessed of a very interesting story and also great skill.
Koke was trained by scientists at Stanford University, who have worked with her since and formed The Gorilla Foundation to take care of her. In just two years of training, Koko learned eighty gestures which could communicate in language signs and today already know more than a thousand , inaddition to understand about two thousand English words.
So I agree with Flea, this is a day that should never be forgotten.
And if you stay with wanting more, here’s another video of Koko showing off with his new talent.
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