About this time last night we were looking ahead to the Auction of Torbay and Exeter`s gorillas. 24 hours later, and exactly £100,000 has been raised with most selling for than £3,000 each.
The project had been organised to celebrate the 90 birthday of Paignton Zoo. Richard lawrence watched the auction and met some of the successful buyers
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.