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Go Go Gorillas: An Art Gallery To Go Ape Over! (Video)

The United Kingdom has been overrun with a rainbow of painted gorillas, and you’d better hurry if you’d like to see them all before they move on…

 Garden Gorilla: (Photo by Leo Reynolds /Creative Commons via Flickr)Garden Gorilla: (Photo by Leo Reynolds /Creative Commons via Flickr)

“GoGoGorillas” and “Go Rhinos!” are the latest public art projects from the creative team at “Wild In Art.” Wild In Art does a phenomenal job of collaborating with cities and their local artists to paint and display a bunch of gorilla, rhinoceros and other incredible sculptures around the town in a huge variety of creative styles.

 Optimus Primate: (Photo by Leo Reynolds /Creative Commons via Flickr)Optimus Primate: (Photo by Leo Reynolds /Creative Commons via Flickr)

The collection of 53 big Gorillas and an unknown number of baby gorillas are scattered across Norfolk, while the crash of painted rhinos are currently grazing around Southampton. While there are maps available to visit each and every Gorilla and Rhino, they won’t be on display forever, so if you’re in the area, take a photo safari while you can!

 Bling Kong: (Photo by Leo Reynolds /Creative Commons via Flickr)Bling Kong: (Photo by Leo Reynolds /Creative Commons via Flickr)

This reminds me of a series of painted jaguars, manatees and sea turtles on permanent display across Jacksonville, FL. As a side note, when the Gorillas are ready to retire, 52 of the 53 great apes will be auctioned off for charity. You can get in on the early bidding by clicking here. I absolutely adore how Wild In Art is pushing the local communities to flex their creative muscle by decorating these endangered species sculptures, while providing smaller versions to paint at home.

 "Catch Me If You Can": (Photo by ZoomyPhotography /Creative Commons via Flickr)"Catch Me If You Can": (Photo by ZoomyPhotography /Creative Commons via Flickr)

Does your city have a series of custom animal sculptures? If so, you’ve got to share with us! I’ll be sure to keep a look out for more awesome animal themed artwork like this, but in the meantime, enjoy these fancy apes!

 


Sources: Wild In Art, GoGoGorillas, GoRhinos

Arnold Carreiro
Pet and Animal Blogger
PetsLady.com

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