Koko: Gorilla who mastered sign language dies in California

语言天才大猩猩Koko去世,会使用2000个英语单词与人类交流
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导读:以出色的手语能力而闻名的大猩猩Koko在美国去世,享年46岁。Koko据说掌握了超过1000种手语手势,能理解2000千多个英语词汇,被人们当成猩猩和人类交流的大使。

大猩猩使用人类语言_英语新闻

Koko the gorilla, who is said to have been able to communicate by using more than 1,000 hand signs, has died in California at the age of 46.

46岁的大猩猩Koko在加利福尼亚州死亡,据说她会使用1000多个手语进行交流。

Instructors taught her a version of American Sign Language and say she used it to convey thoughts and feelings.

教导员教会她美国版本的手语,并说她会使用手语来传达思想和感受。

The abilities of the gorilla, who also apparently understood some spoken English, were documented by animal psychologist Francine Patterson.

动物心理学家弗朗辛·帕特森记录了这只大猩猩的能力,她显然能够理解一些英语口语。

She adopted and named pets, including a kitten she called All Ball.

她(大猩猩)还领养了一只小猫,并称它为All Ball。

"Koko - the gorilla known for her extraordinary mastery of sign language, and as the primary ambassador for her endangered species - passed away yesterday [Wednesday] morning in her sleep at the age of 46," a Gorilla Foundation press release said.

大猩猩基金会的新闻稿称:“以出色的手语能力而闻名的大猩猩Koko,同时也是大猩猩濒危物种的首席大使,于昨天[星期三]早晨在其睡梦中逝世,享年46岁。”

"Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy. She was beloved and will be deeply missed."

“Koko触动了数百万人的生命,成为所有大猩猩的大使,她也成为了异种交流和同情的象征,她深受人们的喜爱,她会被深深的怀念。”

The gorilla, who was said to have an IQ of between 75 and 95, could understand 2,000 words of spoken English. The average IQ for humans on many tests is 100, and most people score somewhere between 85 and 115.

据说这只大猩猩智商在75到95之间,能够理解2,000个英语口语单词。许多测试中,人类的平均智商为100,大多数人的得分在85至115之间。

She was born at the San Francisco Zoo in 1971. Dr Patterson began working with Koko the following year and taught her sign language, the Gorilla Foundation said.

她于1971年出生在旧金山动物园。帕特森博士在次年开始与Koko一起工作,并教她手语,该大猩猩基金会说。

Some scientists have cast doubt on the extent of the gorilla’s communicative skills.

一些科学家对这只大猩猩的交流技巧的持有怀疑。

However, she was the subject of many documentaries and was the cover star for magazines including National Geographic.

然而,她是许多纪录片的主题,并且是许多杂志的封面明星,包括《国家地理》。

She also gained public attention for caring for cats.

她也因为照顾小猫而受到公众的关注。

When her tailless tabby kitten All Ball escaped and was killed by a car in 1984, Dr Patterson wrote that she had displayed grief.

当她的无尾虎斑小猫All ball在1984年逃跑并被一辆汽车撞死后,帕特森博士写道,她表现出了悲伤。

Koko lived most of her life at the Gorilla Foundation in California.

Koko大部分时间生活在加州的大猩猩基金会。

She was filmed meeting the late actor Robin Williams in 2001.

她曾在2001年与已故演员罗宾-威廉姆斯会面。

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