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Koko (gorilla)

' Hanabiko "Koko"' (born July 4, 1971) is a female western lowland gorilla who is known for having learned a large number of hand signs from a modified version of American Sign Language (ASL).

Her caregiver, Francine "Penny" Patterson, reports that Koko is able to understand more than 1,000 signs of what Patterson calls "Gorilla Sign Language" (GSL). In contrast to other experiments attempting to teach sign language to non-human primates, Patterson simultaneously exposed Koko to spoken English from an early age. Reports state that Koko understands approximately 2,000 words of spoken English, in addition to the signs. Koko's life and learning process has been described by Patterson and some of her collaborators in a number of books, peer reviewed articles, and on a website.

As with other great ape language experiments, the extent to which Koko has mastered and demonstrates these signs was disputed in a study published in 1999. But it is generally accepted that she does not use syntax or grammar, and that her use of language does not exceed that of a young human child.

Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo and has lived most of her life in Woodside, California, although a move to a sanctuary on Maui, Hawaii, has been planned since the 1990s. The name is a reference to her date of birth, the Fourth of July. Koko also gained publicity when she reportedly adopted a kitten.

KOKO (music venue)

KOKO (formerly The Music Machine and Camden Palace) is a concert venue and former theatre in Camden Town, London, England. The building was known as Camden Palace from 1982 until its 2004 purchase and extensive restoration led by Oliver Bengough and Mint Entertainment. Since, the club has been known as KOKO and serves as one of the premier live music venues in London.


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Koko (novel)

Koko is a mystery novel written by Peter Straub and first published in the United States in 1988 by EP Dutton, and in Great Britain by Viking. It was the winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1989.

KoKo (computer virus)

KoKo Virus is a memory resident computer virus created in March 1991. KoKo's name came from the creator himself, which was a nickname used by his friends. Many on-line virus databases refer to KoKo as Koko.1780. KoKo is written in the Assembly programming language and the executable file usually has an approximate file size of around 1780 bytes.

The KoKo virus infects the target system by hooking the Windows interrupt INT 21h and writes itself to the end of COM and EXE files that are executed. The payload of this virus activates on July 29 and February 15. When activated the virus displays a message and may erase the computers disk sectors.

The message displayed on an infected system is:

Stop Keyboard Clicking
KoKo is Sleeping in Your PC. !
To Scan & Clean Call, Adham H. Hammam
Fax & Phone (20) 066 - 261841


KOKO (1450 AM, "Good Time Oldies 1450") is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Warrensburg, the county seat of Johnson County, Missouri. The station's broadcast license is held by D&H Media LLC.

KOKO broadcasts a full service oldies music format branded "Good Time Oldies 1450". In addition to music, KOKO broadcasts national, regional, and local news, plus local sports and weather information.

The station was assigned the call sign "KOKO" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Koko (dog)

Koko (9 April 2005 – 18 December 2012) was an Australian canine film actor and fundraiser, an Australian Kelpie who best known for his role as Red Dog the title character of the 2011 film Red Dog. He was owned by Nelson Woss, a producer of Red Dog.

Koko (horse)

Koko (foaled 1918) was an Irish racehorse who won the 1926 Cheltenham Gold Cup. He finished third in the race in 1928 when odds-on favourite and fell in 1929. He also ran twice without success in the Grand National.

Usage examples of "koko".

Denise was elated that I had found Koko so quickly and was hopeful that this might be an early break.

The entire house was dark except for the dim orange lamplight in the room off to my right, and Koko was still nothing more than a shadow.

It would be easy to find Koko guilty of an overactive imagination, but now I had a dark hunch of my own.

That Koko, even with her long experience in libraries, had found it in one afternoon was not a good sign.

To me this was strong proof, but for Koko to publish anything serious we would need more than that.

Yesterday he had put it in the paper that Koko had apparently gone to Charleston.

Archer when I got back and Koko was gazing at the same stupid TV fare with the volume off.

I got up, motioned Koko to come with me, and we followed him across the lobby to the elevators.

We found a drugstore on Rutledge Avenue and I ordered coffees except for Koko, who had some awful-looking carrot juice concoction.

Erin and I ate the pizza while Koko feasted on nuts and seeds and scoops of yummy-looking gray stuff from a plastic bag.

We four laughed as if we were old college classmates, and Koko watched us like a dorm mom, quietly amused from a chair by the door.

I told them how Josephine had come into my bookstore, how I had met Erin at the home of a Denver judge, and how Koko had been involved in Baltimore long before any of us.

Our seating was scattered: I sat three rows behind Erin, mashed against the window by a bad-tempered fat woman who sprawled across all three seats, and Koko was out of sight, somewhere near the front.

I introduced him to Koko and we were shuffled into his library, taking soft chairs in the friendly environment of great books.

Erin took something sweet, Koko asked for water, and I had bourbon on the rocks.