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There was an unusual sight at Bristols harbour side yesterday when a gorilla flotilla launched Bristol Zoos summer art spectacle.

A colourful selection of life size gorilla sculptures sailed into the city aboard three boats from the Bristol Ferry Boat Company.

Sixty Gorilla sculptures will appear all over the streets and parks of Bristol in celebration of Bristol Zoos 175th birthday year.

Dr Bryan Carroll Director of Bristol Zoo said This summer is the Zoos 175th birthday and we wanted to celebrate this milestone with the whole of Bristol and beyond.

We hope these fantastic gorillas will unite residents, visitors, schools, artists and businesses in a citywide celebration of the zoos big birthday.

Explore Bristol and see how many of the Gorilla sculptures you can find on a Canal Boat Holiday booked from Hilperton Marina.

Stroll around Bristol Floating Harbour where the area has developed into one of the countrys most exciting leisure and entertainment centres.

Take a ride on the restored Bristol Packet Harbour Railway into the city centre or you could take a trip on one of the distinctive blue and yellow ferry boats owned by the Bristol Ferry Boat Company.

Bring science to life At Bristol visit a live show in the Planetarium or create your own TV show, cover yourself from heat to foot in a giant bubble or step into a tornado.

At Bristol Zoo experience up close the wonders of nature.

Swing alongside some of the Zoos most popular inhabitants in ZooRopia and get a feel what it must be like to be a gorilla.


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