WONDER #2341: Which Animals Understand Humans Best?

Question 1 of 3

Why did employees of the San Francisco Zoo name Koko “Hanabiko”?

  1. “Hanabiko” means “fireworks child,” and she was born on the 4th of July.
  2. They liked the way “Hanabiko” sounded.
  3. “Hanabiko” means “fireworks child,” and she liked fireworks.
  4. Koko was from Japan and they wanted to give her a Japanese name.

Question 2 of 3

Koko had a vocabulary of ____________ words.

  1. 1,500
  2. 10,000
  3. 2,000
  4. 500

Question 3 of 3

Which of these statements about Koko is NOT true?

  1. Koko had a kitten whom she named “All Ball.”
  2. Koko could speak verbally as well as through sign language.
  3. Koko met Mr. Rogers and Robin Williams.
  4. Koko’s selfie was on the cover of National Geographic.

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