The models arrived as part of the Great Gorillas Project. But they won't stay white for long. They will now be sponsored by local businesses and painted by artists from the area. They will then go on show at venues across Torbay and Exeter.
It is hoped the statues will raise awareness of the zoo and raise money for gorilla conservation.
The Great Gorillas Project follows the huge success of a scheme in Bristol. Thousands of visitors joined in the hunt for the gorillas across the city and, when the sculptures were eventually auctioned off, it raised more than £400,000 for conservation projects.
It's estimated that of the Cross River species of gorilla found in west Africa, there are only around 300 left in the wild. Funds raised by the Great Gorillas Project will hopefully help change that.
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Here's Claire Manning's report on the project.