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Forty gorilla statues will pop up across Jersey

Spanning from Corbiere to Gorey the statues will make up the Channel Islands' largest public art trail. Credit: Durrell

Forty life-size silverback gorilla statues will pop up around Jersey starting tomorrow (27 July).

Spanning from Corbiere to Gorey the statues will make up the Channel Islands' largest public art trail.

These pieces of art have been designed and created by local and international artists.

The project was organised by Durrell to celebrate 60 years of conservation, and the free trail will lead islanders on a tour of Jersey over the summer months.

I am so excited and proud to bring this incredible art trail to Jersey to celebrate our 60th anniversary. We wanted to mark this special milestone with a project that involves the whole community and celebrates the beautiful island that has been home to Jersey Zoo and Durrell since 1959.

Go Wild Gorillas combines art and conservation with the ultimate aim of raising funds to build a state-of-the art gorilla house for our beloved family of western lowland gorillas at Jersey Zoo.

– DR LESLEY DICKIE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF DURRELL