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Washoe - Ellensburg, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sootey
N 46° 59.802 W 120° 32.789
10T E 686537 N 5207719
Quick Description: Washoe was the first non-human to learn and use American Sign Language.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 11/25/2014 9:18:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMMYV1
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
Washoe (b. September 1967 - d. October 30, 2007) was a female common chimpanzee who learned ASL as part of an animal language acquisition research experiment.

In 1967 at the University of Nevada, Reno, Allen and Beatrix Gardner began their project. Washoe learned about 350 words.

At the age of five Washoe was sent to the University of Oklahoma's Institute of Primate Studies under the care of Roger and Deborah Fouts.

From 1980 until her death in 2007 Washoe lived at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. She was a part of the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute founded by Roger and Deborah Fouts.

Washoe had an adoptive son, Loulis.

Washoe's memorial is located at Friendship Park. She is shown making the sign for "friends".
Type of Memorial: statue

Type of Animal: other

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