Great Gorillas take to the water!
Published: 18th Jul 2013
Paignton Zoo is sending 30 gorillas to sea. The Great Gorillas Flotilla will see boats with more than two dozen life-size painted model gorillas on board sailing across Tor Bay. The…
Paignton Zoo is sending 30 gorillas to sea.
The Great Gorillas Flotilla will see boats with more than two dozen life-size painted model gorillas on board sailing across Tor Bay.
The extraordinary spectacle is part of Paignton Zoo’s Great Gorillas Project, which is celebrating the 90th birthday of the region’s largest and best-known zoo.
The Gorilla Flotilla takes place on Tuesday 23rd July. Greenway Ferry craft will be plying their normal routes, complete with gorillas on board, during the day before gathering for the mass sailing in the evening.
Gorilla sponsors will enjoy VIP boat trips during the day on the World War Two Heritage vessel Fairmile. They will then retire to the terrace of the café at Living Coasts to review the fleet.
The public will be joining the evening sailings of the Gorilla Flotilla for free.
The Great Gorillas Project sees life-size model gorillas being sponsored by businesses and community groups, painted in original designs by specially-commissioned artists and displayed in public, creating a unique art trail around Torbay and Exeter. For further information go to: www.greatgorillas.org.uk.
Project partners include Torbay Council, the Torbay Town Centres Company, Exeter City Council, the English Riviera Tourism Company and Wild in Art, a leading public art company.