One famous chimpanzee

“Washoe has opened a window into the cognitive workings of a chimpanzee’s mind.”

—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.

Animal Ethics

Explore the concept of nonhuman personhood and human exceptionalism.