Monday, August 09, 2004

Gorilla Seeks Help Using Sign Language

Yahoo! News - Gorilla Seeks Help Using Sign Language

By BILEN MESFIN, Associated Press Writer

WOODSIDE, Calif. - When Koko the gorilla used the American Sign Language gesture for pain and pointed to her mouth, 12 specialists, including three dentists, sprang into action.

The result? Her first full medical examination in about 20 years, an extracted tooth and a clean bill of health.

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