publication date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 (part of Spring 2018)

category: Science

clue: She is said to have learned over 2000 words of human language, even simple words like "cat."

explanation: Koko is a gorilla who has learned to interact with scientists through sign language and to respond to their spoken words. She famously adopted her first of several kittens in 1984, attracting national attention. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, and Erik Bates


Similar Goos

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Long before her name became synonymous with a mass shooting, she supported women's suffrage and became a leading activist for preserving the Everglades. Go »

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

After her father Mike Huckabee failed in his bid for the White House, she signed up to be the spokesperson of the man who won. Go »

Cheryl James

This Brooklyn-born rapper likes a man who is both an interjection and a predeterminer, and rarely performs under her full name Sodium Chloride. Go »

Lisa Nowak

In space, no one can hear the woman having an affair with your boyfriend scream. Go »

Tilda Swinton

She's been in roles as varied as a Narnian witch, a train-bound schoolteacher, a Marvel sorcerer, an androgynous angel, a lovelorn vampire, and a ruthless attorney opposite George Clooney. Go »

Renee Dushane

It's not the shape of your face, but the shape of your heart, that matters when you take on bullies with Kylie Jenner. Go »