- West Country (W)
A hundred thousand pounds has been raised from the auction of the thirty decorated Gorillas that were placed around Torbay and Exeter this summer.
The highest bid for a single gorilla was £5,300.
Most were sold to people living in the West Country. Some said they`ll keep them in their gardens while others want to put them in public locations.
The money is going to gorilla conservation and the Children's Hospice South West.
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.