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Established in 1981, Friends of Washoe is a non-profit organization (501.c3) dedicated to supporting Washoe's remaining family, Tatu and Loulis, in their home at Fauna Foundation; studying communication in all primates and ways to improve captive conditions for all apes; and promoting peaceful coexistence between human and non-human animals through education and awareness.

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Caregivers at Fauna Foundation have maintained records of Tatu and Loulis' signed interactions. This publication describes vocabulary use and communicative function of the signs.

Learn about Tatu & Loulis's home at Fauna Foundation's website!