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Paignton Zoo's gorillas in the mist

By Herald Express  |  Posted: October 24, 2012

ART: Hayley Gibson from Paignton Zoo with some of the gorillas which will feature in the new art trail

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GORILLAS in the mist were riding ferries in foggy Torbay yesterday.

Paignton Zoo launched its Great Gorillas Project to mark the zoo's 90th anniversary next year — and a host of life-size model gorillas will be painted up to create a unique art trail around the Bay.

Businesses and groups will be able to sponsor a gorilla and choose its colour scheme for artists.

Phil Knowling, from Paignton Zoo, said: "They are going to look amazing. They are life size and are three dimensional canvases which will all become individual works of art."

The launch saw a boat arrive at Princess Pier loaded with gorillas.

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  • chrisnaan  |  October 23 2012, 1:30PM

    When we had this Bristol, and is was very popular. I hope it proves just as successful in Torquay as it was up here. Check out the Bristol Zoo page here http://tinyurl.com/66995pl

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  • Debris  |  October 23 2012, 10:07AM

    If these gorillas are "life size" then Haley Gibson (in the picture) must be tiny!!

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