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Tumblr Thread on Ape Sign Language Is a Feels Trip

There have been a few high profile cases of researchers teaching gorillas and chimps sign language. Here Tumblr shares some of the dark and incredible moments with different apes and ASL. For some more everyday moments of animal intelligence, here are the most creepily intelligent things peoples pets have done. For some interesting tumblr animal stuff, here's an informative thread on how cats became domesticated.

Stories of sad and wholesome ape sign language from tumblr | Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language same way human parents teach their children only took Loulis days to learn his first Washoe. and aside the seven that his human handlers learned around him. he learned to speak in ASL just as
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Louis the Gorilla Walks Upright, Twitter Calls It the Beginning of an Ape Revolution

The Philadelphia Zoo says he's just trying to keep his hands from getting dirty, but naturally the internet turned it into more than one conspiracy theory.

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Then boom, reality hits you.

This happened in the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska zoo last week. Kijito the Silverback gorilla charged and jumped onto the glass when the visitor had his back turned to the enclosure.

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Koko the gorilla wants someone to take care of so she adopted two kittens. Then she does what anyone else would do when they get a kitten, put it on her head.

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The cage must be made with gorilla glass.

A silverback gorilla did not enjoy being filmed in his pen at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday, so he gave the cameraman a little scare.

The uploader said the animal was already irritated and had just been in a fight with one of the other gorillas prior to this “attack.”

So all of the paparazzi pushed him over the edge.

You can watch the video above. Wait for it…