Ndakasi, mountain gorilla who became selfie star, dies in the arms of her caretaker

Ndakasi, mountain gorilla who became selfie star, dies in the arms of her caretaker

A mountain gorilla whose picture went viral after she photobombed a park ranger’s selfie has died at 14.Ndakazi “took her final breath in the loving arms of her caretaker and lifelong friend, Andre Bauma,” a statement from the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Tuesday.

Koko, the beloved gorilla who communicated using sign language, has died

Koko, the beloved gorilla who communicated using sign language, has died

Koko, a gorilla who became famous for her ability to communicate through sign language, has died in her sleep at the age of 46, according to The Gorilla Foundation. Koko, in 1972 with her lifelong friend, animal psychologist Francine ''Penny'' Patterson, who taught the gorilla sign language.