1 Sep (Sat): Celebrate International Primate Day with the Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore)

Celebrate International Primate Day with the Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) (JGIS). Register for FREE tickets: ipd2018.peatix.com
Screening of “Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People”, a documentary telling the extraordinary story of Koko, the only 'talking' gorilla in the world, and her lifelong relationship with Penny Patterson.

Project Koko started as a PhD project to teach sign language to a baby gorilla, but as Koko began to communicate with Penny, an intense bond formed between them. This film explores what we can really learn from this extraordinary science experiment turned love affair. Does it tell us more about animal emotions or our own?

The film will be followed by a talk given by Dr. Andie Ang, primatologist and President of JGIS, on two primate species native to our region: the long-tailed macaque and the orangutan. Each of the two species is facing its unique threats and there are opportunities for you to get involved and make a difference!

This event has been kindly support by BBC Earth and our venue sponsor, Youth Corps Singapore.

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm
Venue: The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road, Singapore


1pm-1.30pm: Registration
1.30pm: Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People
2.30pm: Talk by Dr. Andie Ang on long-tailed macaques and orangutans
3.15pm: Upcoming events and volunteer opportunities at JGIS

Register now for FREE tickets.