Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954), Algue blanche sur fond rouge et vert [White seaweed on red and green background], 1947, Color pochoir. image: 47.6 x 36.5 cm., sheet: 75.6 x 62.9 cm. Numbered 83/200.
Koko the gorilla, is a female gorilla who is able to understand more than 1000 signs on the the American Sign Language system and over 2000 words of spoken English.
Koko had a pet kitten, which she received on her birthday on July 1984. It was noted that Koko cared for that kitten as if it were a little baby gorilla. The kitten one day escaped from Koko’s cage and was hit by a car.
When she was told of what happened, this is how she responded.
It was also noted that afterwards she made weeping sounds like a human.