Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea spent some time this weekend with Koko, the female gorilla who communicates using American Sign Language (ASL). As Flea lays alongside her, 45-year-old Koko strums and pluck his bass guitar at her home in Woodside, California.
“This is just the greatest thing that could ever happen. This is the day that I will never forget in my life,” Flea says in a video of the visit posted on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ YouTube channel.
Koko gained fame for learning a modified version of ASL. She has reportedly learned more than 1,000 signs and knows approximately 2,000 English words, according to the non-profit Gorilla Foundation’s website.