THE Great Gorillas Project, celebrating Paignton Zoo's 90th birthday, reaches its climax on Wednesday November 6 with the auction of a troop of the life-sized hand-painted gorillas.
The project is raising funds for gorilla conservation and for Children's Hospice South West.
Tony Stokes is the director of South West Zoo Enterprises Ltd, the trading company of the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, the charity which runs Paignton Zoo.
See what ethical measures he has put into place and what he has to say about how conservation and business can work together.
Photo: Philip Knowling