Gorilla Foundation

Rating: 2.33 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Animals, Education, Environment

Location: 1733 Woodside Rd Ste 330 PO Box 620530 Woodside CA 94062 USA

Mission: The Gorilla Foundation seeks to save great apes from extinction through educating people around the world of gorillas intelligence, emotional capacity, and intrinsic value, through Koko as a spokesperson. Koko is the worlds most famous ape: she communicates using over 1,000 words of American Sign Language, taught to her by Dr. Francine "Penny" Patterson. Koko and her prospective mate are moving to a Preserve on Maui. The climate is more natural for gorillas than our current location, and it is hoped that Koko will mate and teach her offspring sign language. The Preserve may also provide a home to other great apes in need of refuge.
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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

The Gorilla Foundation is a total scam run by lunatics. Koko and Ndume are real, the "mission" of TGF is not. They are protective and hidden from public view so no one ever knows the real story behind the Koko money machine. Donors, demand accountability and full transparency before giving TGF your money.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Demand accountability and full transparency.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

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No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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