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Guy the Gorilla
Guy the Gorilla
Guy the Gorilla
Guy the Gorilla
Guy the Gorilla
Guy the Gorilla
Guy the Gorilla
Guy the Gorilla
Guy the Gorilla
Guy the Gorilla
Guy the Gorilla

© The Estate of David Wynne. All rights reserved, DACS 2023. Photo credit: Mike Longhurst / Art UK

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A large statue of Guy, a western lowland gorilla who was a popular attraction at London Zoo, from 1947 to 1978. The gorilla stands on all fours, on a base and plinth.

Guy the Gorilla




black Belgian fossil marble & granite


H 120 x W 125 x D 150 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned by London County Council

Work type



Bromley London Borough Council


Bromley London Borough Council

Work status


Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date


Listing date



time restrictions apply

Access note

park opening hours

Signature/marks description

carved into the marble base: DAVID WYNNE 1961

Inscription description

carved into the front of the granite plinth: GORILLA


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Located at

Crystal Palace Park, Thicket Road, Bromley

SE20 8DS

Located at the north side of the Lower Lake, Crystal Palace Park.