REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - Koko, the famous lowland gorilla who can speak to us through the use of American Sign Language, has long been a fan and good friend of Betty White, the renowned actress and animal advocate. The Gorilla Foundation is kicking off this "Month-of-Love" by releasing a photo slideshow of some of Koko and Betty's tender moments together. White is a board member of the Foundation, and is a big Koko fan herself.

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About The Gorilla Foundation
The Gorilla Foundation is dedicated to the preservation, protection and well being of gorillas through interspecies communication research and education -- Conservation through Communication. The Foundation was established in 1976 and is best known for its groundbreaking work with two western lowland gorillas, Koko and Michael, who became adept at using American Sign Language. The results are published in numerous research papers, books and videos available in our bibliography.

The Gorilla Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 corporation and is underwritten by donations from individuals, grants from foundations and corporations, and educational product sales. The Foundation receives no support from government sources.

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Joanna Kulesa
Kulesa Faul, Inc./for The Gorilla Foundation
(408) 806-9201