In the year that Bristol Zoo Gardens celebrated its 175th anniversary, Wow! Gorillas brought a world class mass public art event to the streets and parks of Bristol over the summer. Bringing together residents, visitors, schools, artists and businesses for a truly memorable shared experience for the whole city, the event was a resounding success, bringing joy to the people of Bristol and raising over £400,000 for vital gorilla conservation work and for local Bristol charity Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal.
Wow! Gorillas really showcased the creative genius that has given Bristol its unique and vibrant culture. Artists decorated life-size gorillas, sponsored by local businesses which were then placed around the city for 10 weeks between 6 July and 6 September.
Wow! Gorillas certainly seemed to capture the imagination of tourists and Bristolians alike, the Facebook page has well over 13,000 likes, we've also had lots of blogs and individual Facebook accounts pop up for the gorillas. A selection of some of the quirkier blogs and Facebook pages can be viewed below: