okay but why was it necessary to tell koko that robin williams died. was she going to find out anyway when she checked her google alerts? “hey koko, i know you’re a gorilla and all and it would be very easy for me, your human handler, to shield you from sad news but LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER THING YOU LOVED IS GONE FOREVER. take it in, koko. yes, frown, cry, sad, frown. absolutely, sad water eye.”

Is it up to us to preserve her innocence? or to treat her like an adult?

I honestly don’t know - I’m inviting you to tell me what to think