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Last chance to see painted gorillas at Paignton

Panda or Gorilla? One of the many decorative designs Credit: ITV News West Country

They're without doubt some of the most photographed items in our region over the summer. The thirty gorilla statues that were placed in prominent positions around Torbay and Exeter proved a huge hit, attracting thousands of people, keen to spot all of them.

They also gave the local economy a big boost, with many more visitors touring both parts of Devon. Well for this weekend only they have been brought together for the first and last time at Paignton Zoo before they're auctioned off for charity next month.

Exeter's City Centre Manager, john Harvey, says they've helped boost the local economy. He said "Take somewhere like the Harlequin Centre, I was told that in the first few weeks of the gorillas arriving footfall was up some 300%. Those are extraordinary figures."

Wild in colour, this weekend is the last chance to see them all together, before it's hoped they raise thousands of pounds a gorilla conservation trust and South West Children's Hospice.

Heavy machinery is needed to move the statues Credit: ITV News West Country

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