Launched into the Wild

Over the weekend Jersey woke to a troop of 40 colourful, life sized gorillas, the sculptures were designed by local and international artists

Over the weekend Jersey woke to a troop of 40 colourful, life sized gorillas, the sculptures were designed by local and international artists. We at Rubis Channel Islands were kindly invited by the Go Wild Gorillas team for a sneak peek of all the gorillas together before they were let out into the ‘wild’.

The sculpture trail was launched by the Durrell team in partnership with Wild in Art with the aim of raising much-needed funds for a brand new, state-of-the-art, eco-friendly gorilla house at the zoo.

We are extremely excited to be a part of this special milestone project; which will involve the community and mark the 60th anniversary since Gerald Durrell opened Jersey Zoo.

We were welcomed by Alex Shears Head of Communications and Fundraising at Durrell who said

“The trail will encourage people of all ages, visitors and islands to get out and explore Jersey. As part of our Rewild our Wild strategy we want to reconnect 1 million people to nature and Go Wild Gorillas is the perfect way to get people outside to enjoy some wild time.”

The trail will be live from the 27th July to the 14th October when you will be able to see them all together for one last time in November at Jersey Zoo before they go under the hammer.

You can meet our Gorilla ‘Long John Silverback’ by Susan Webber at Elizabeth Terminal in St Helier. In order to claim our reward, you can download the app from the Apps Store for iOs devices and the Amazon App Store for Android. You can even use an online version of the map from Bailiwick Express; alternatively if you’d prefer to keep things old school you can collect a map from us here at Rubis Channel Islands.

To keep up with the latest news and to find out when the elusive ‘Relic’ by Will Bertram will be live on the trail follow the Go Wild Gorillas team on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Happy hunting!