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Durrell gorillas seek temporary home before charity auction

The sculptures will go under the hammer in November, with proceeds going towards building a new home for Jersey Zoo's family of gorillas. Credit: Durrell

A group of ornately decorated gorillas across Jersey are looking for a temporary home, to prepare them for a charity auction.

The 41 life-sized silverbacks sprung up across the island in July, forming Jersey's largest public art trail.

The sculptures will go under the hammer at The Royal Yacht in St Helier on November 6, with proceeds from the sale going towards building a new home for Jersey Zoo's family of gorillas.

However, the team at Durrell are currently in need of a roof over the great apes' heads.

We'd need a temporary home for them between the 14 October and 30 November, which could house all 41 silverback gorilla sculptures, have running water, electricity and space for our artists and technicians to work on them.

– Go Wild Gorillas Facebook page

Anyone who might be able to offer a space to house the sculptures should contact the team at art@gowildgorillas.org.

The Go Wild Gorillas project was launched by Durrell to celebrate 60 years of conservation.

The gorillas will remain on public display until Monday 14 October

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