International Primate Day Film Screening


JGIS will be celebrating the International Primate Day on 1 Sep, Saturday!

Join us for a 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! Additionally, Andie will also share stories on chimpanzees and gorillas from her recent trip to Uganda and Rwanda.

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

Venue: The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road, Singapore

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

  • 1pm-1.30pm: Registration
  • 1.30pm: Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks to People
  • 2.30pm: Talk by Dr. Andie Ang on long-tailed macaques, orangutans, and her stories on chimpanzees and gorillas from her recent trip to Uganda and Rwanda
  • 3.15pm: Upcoming events and volunteer opportunities at JGIS

Waiting List:

We just opened a waiting list due to popular demand for tickets to the event!

Please register for the wait list if you're keen on the event. If a slot becomes available, we will email you to confirm your registration.
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Sat Sep 1, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM SGT
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113 Somerset Road Singapore
Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore)

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