Just a few months ago gorillas were taking over Torbay and Exeter. The colourful statues designed by artists became a major tourist attraction, with thousands of people visiting to take their photographs with them.
Tonight they're being auctioned off for charity at Paignton's Palace Theatre. Our reporter Richard Lawrence went to see them before the auction began.
he thirty gorilla statues that were placed in prominent positions around Torbay and Exeter have been brought together at Paignton Zoo
Eight life-size gorilla statues have sailed into Torquay to raise awareness for Paignton Zoo and money for gorilla conservation.