OUR readers have been going ape for the Great Gorillas trail.
And when we asked you to vote for your favourite, your choices came flooding in.
We had hundreds of votes online and by post, and the result was in doubt right up until the final votes were counted.
But in the end, by just three votes, you chose Five Minutes to Midnight (pictured) as your winner.
Midnight, as we'll call him for short, spent the summer on a plinth opposite the Pavilion on Torquay seafront.
His spectacular clock-face artwork was created by Jane Veveris Callan and sponsored by Wollen Michelmore.
— Jane Veveris Callan (@ArtistJVC) October 17, 2013
The artist explained that she had used different clock and watch faces to illustrate the Doomsday phrase 'Five Minutes to Midnight', which highlights the need to save endangered gorillas.
"The smiley watch face symbolises the hope which projects like Great Gorillas give," she said.
In second place was Hope, created by artist Stuart Wright and sponsored by ZooVue to highlight images of Paignton Zoo's most iconic endangered species.
Hope was on Babbacombe Downs during the summer.
In third place was our own Lilo, the spectacular Herald Express gorilla which moved from location to location around Torbay during the trail, helping our readers win valuable prizes along the way.
Lilo was created by Damien Jeffery with a design featuring numerous beach toys and inflatables.
He was sponsored by the Herald Express, Torbay Council, Hi-Line and Paignton Zoo.
Thousands of locals and holidaymakers have enjoyed the trail during the summer.
Jennie Kirkup, who lives in Paignton, said: "Hurray, we found them all. My kids have had a ball over the summer doing this so thank you to the Great Gorillas Project and all involved for adding some extra fun to our summer!"
Vicky Peters, from Torquay, decided to track down all the gorillas in one day.
She said: "We started at Berry Head armed with our maps and worked our way all around the Bay, ending up in St Marychurch. We had a really fab day!"
Local businesses have also enjoyed being part of the project.
Wollen Michelmore Solicitors, who have offices in Torquay, Newton Abbot, Paignton and Dartmouth, sponsored our winner Midnight.
Chris Hart, from the firm, said: "The coverage we've received from the zoo and social media has been exceptional.
"The project has helped our profile locally and we've felt part of the whole thing.
"It's helped us to engage with the local community in a way that is sometimes difficult due to the nature of our business."
Beverley Holidays in Paignton added: "Our customers have really enjoyed following the Great Gorillas trail around the Bay, as it has taken them to areas that they have not explored before."
The project, celebrating Paignton Zoo's 90th birthday, culminates with the Good Bye Gorillas event at Paignton Zoo between tomorrow and Sunday. All the Great Gorillas will be in the zoo, followed by the grand charity auction on Wednesday, November 6.
Zoo spokesman Phil Knowling said: "It's a last chance to see all the Great Gorillas together, catch up with any you missed on the trail and say good bye to this extraordinary collection before most are sold off."
The weekend is also an opportunity for those aiming to bid for Great Gorillas at the auction to preview the lots.
Five of our readers who voted for Midnight have been chosen as winners of family tickets for Paignton Zoo. They are Maureen Belcher, Philip Hannam, Linda Stone, Mrs F Luxton and Laiya Harvey.