Trixie Gardner (left) and Allen Gardner (right) spend time interacting with Washoe (center).
R. Allen Gardner, Who Taught Chimps to Sign, Dies at 91
Gardner famously claimed to have taught chimpanzees to communicate with people using American Sign Language by raising them as if they were human children.
ABOVE: COURTESY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO
R. Allen Gardner, Who Taught Chimps to Sign, Dies at 91
R. Allen Gardner, Who Taught Chimps to Sign, Dies at 91

Gardner famously claimed to have taught chimpanzees to communicate with people using American Sign Language by raising them as if they were human children.

Gardner famously claimed to have taught chimpanzees to communicate with people using American Sign Language by raising them as if they were human children.

ABOVE: COURTESY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO
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