One famous chimpanzee
“I was amazed to find out on this amazing website what an amazing chimp Washoe is. Highly recommended!” —Jane Goodall
Explore Washoe's Life
Growing up with Humans
Washoe learned to eat with silverware, dress herself, read magazines, sit in a chair, drink wine, and eventually she learned some ASL.
American Sign Language
ASL is the predominant sign language of deaf communities in the United States and English-speaking parts of Canada.
Let us ponder the concept of nonhuman personhood and human exceptionalism.