Life-size gorilla statues sail into Torquay

Eight life-size gorilla statues sailed into Torquay harbour this morning. Credit: ITV Westcountry

The models arrived as part of the Great Gorillas Project. They will now be sponsored by local businesses and painted by artists from the area and put up across Torbay and Exeter. It is hoped the statues will raise awareness of the zoo and raise money for gorilla conservation.

Our cameraman filming the gorillas on their travels Credit: ITV Westcountry
Close up shot of one of the life size gorillas Credit: ITV Westcountry

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Gorillas going, going, gone

£100,000 has been raised from the auction of the 30 decorated gorillas that were placed around Torbay and Exeter this summer