Wow! Gorilla finds a home in Bradley Stoke

Bristol Zoo's Wow! Gorilla No. 62 at Dunkley's, Bradley Stoke

Bristol Zoo’s last Wow! Gorilla (No. 62) has found its home at Dunkley’s Chartered Accountants in Bradley Stoke.

No. 62 was the last unpainted full-sized Wow! Gorilla from Bristol Zoo’s Wow! Gorillas Campaign last year that raised well over £400,000 for vital gorilla conservation work and for the local Bristol charity Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal.

The gorilla sculpture was auctioned off over the Christmas period by sealed bid and Dunkley’s were successful in bringing him to their firm.

Proprietor Mike Dunkley, Chartered Accountant said:

“We are delighted to have No. 62 here at Dunkley’s and we are sure he will make a great addition to our team,”

“We know he likes kids, so we hope to arrange for some of the local schools to visit him and we will also have a “Name the Gorilla” competition in the spring/early summer.”

“Yes, he will be painted and we are considering a couple of artists and this will probably happen in conjunction with his naming.”

“For the moment, No. 62 will spend most of his time inside but on nice days he will stretch his legs in the front garden – although it did seem to slow the traffic down somewhat the other day, so we will need to be careful about letting him out.”

Wow! Gorilla No.62 in the garden of Dunkley's in Bradley Stoke

Dunkley’s Chartered Accountants & Statutory Auditors are based at Woodlands Grange on Woodlands Lane. The firm employs 27 members of staff, all willing to help with accounts and taxation queries.

Here’s an example of one of No. 62’s painted cousins that appeared all over Bristol last summer. More photos on the Wow! Gorilla Facebook page.

Wow! Gorilla, Bristol

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  1. It could be decorated in some way that reflects Bradley Stoke as a place and the farming history that came before Bradley Stoke as we know it today.

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