Brunel Gorilla tops the popularity stakes

October 3, 2011 by
Filed under: News 
The Brunel Gorilla on Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol

The Brunel Gorilla on Clifton Suspension Bridge

The popularity of a gorilla dressed as Isambard Kingdom Brunel demonstrates the interest in innovation and engineering in the SouthWest.

All through the summer, sculptures of gorillas have been placed around Bristol and London to celebrate the  175th anniversary of the science and research at Bristol Zoo Gardens. All 60 were sold off in an auction last week, with the Brunel gorilla – called Gorisambard –  raising the most money at £23,000. Overall the auction raised £427,300 for gorilla conservation work and the Redland-based Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal.

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