February 15, 2016 by John Crapper
Lest we forget…
This is a short diary containing a short video with a powerful message for all of us.
Koko, a female gorilla who belongs to one of the rarest species on earth which can communicate using sign language has a message for us. There is no need for me to say more, especially considering there is so much already being said in the political arena day in and day out on this site.
Because of her unique ability to communicate with humans in sign language, Koko is a natural ambassador for endangered species, and thus we agreed to co-produce a short video PSA (Public Service Announcement) contingent on Koko’s willingness to participate.
Turns out Koko was very interested in the subject, which we briefed her on via a recent issue of National Geographic titled “Cool It!” We also presented her with a script drafted by NOE (as any celebrity ambassador asked to do a PSA would expect) and allowed her to improvise during s series of brief daily video discussion sessions, in which Koko also had to learn a few new signs, such as “Protect” and “Nature.”