Woman Starts Talking To A Gorilla, And Is Thrown Back By It’s Reaction


About seven years ago an employee of Stanford University (USA) penny Patterson began an experiment which may change our understanding of the animal world. She opened a possibility of contact between man and those whom we call “our smaller brothers”. Penny Patterson is a specialist in the field of psychology that explores the mechanism of communication in humans and great apes. Since 1971, penny started working at the San Francisco zoo with a young female gorilla called Koko. Two years after the start of classes Coco managed to pick up from the zoo and placed in a separate trailer laboratory at Stanford University. Here, the gorilla got a lot of freedom: it had access to all premises of the laboratory, including in Penny’s room.