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What it's like to be interviewed for a job by Koko the gorilla: 'She had a lot to say'

There aren’t many people who’ve had to impress a gorilla for a job interview, but Mary Lee Jensvold is one of them. The interviewer was Koko, the western lowland gorilla who made a name for herself by learning sign language. Jensvold reflects on the gorilla that changed our view of animals.

Extinct species of gibbon discovered in an unlikely place — the tomb of a Chinese noblewoman

In the tomb of the grandmother of an ancient Chinese emperor, an international team of scientists has discovered the skull of a species of gibbon that looks unlike any gibbon alive today. The ape may represent the earliest documented ape extinction since the last ice age.

Koko, the gorilla whose sign language abilities changed our view of animal intelligence, dies at 46

Koko, whose extraordinary ability to communicate with humans and aptitude with American Sign Language helped show the world the emotional depth and intelligence of animals, died this week. She was 46.

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