Watch as Koko the gorilla plays bass with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea

The primate is famous for having learned sign language

Koko the gorilla has played bass with Red Hot Chili PeppersFlea.

The primate is famous for having learned sign language and being able to understand some English.

The Chilis bassist was given the opportunity to meet Koko recently and took along one of his bass guitars to show her. She responded by plucking the strings. “That’s good Koko,” Flea told her. “She gets it.”

“This is just the greatest thing that could ever happen,” the bassist said of the experience. “This is the day that I will never forget in my life”.

My sweet and true friend koko

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As The AV Club reports, the Gorilla Foundation’s official Koko website refers to Flea as “one of her favourite musicians” and said Koko was “thrilled” to meet him.

It added there would be “future collaborations” between the pair. Watch footage of their meeting below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HS_wPT8vRU

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