Today I gave 'Blackbeard Silverback' a wash and brush up before he follows in Roselephant's footsteps to visit London. He'll be going with some of his friends to spend the week near Tower Bridge and City Hall on the Southbank from 16th- 22nd Sept.http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/popular-gorilla-army-descends-on-london
All 61 gorillas will then be displayed at Bristol Zoo from 24th-28th Sept before they are auctioned on 29th Sept. http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/goodbye-gorillas
Money raised at the auction will go to support vital gorilla conservation work and local charity 'Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal'.
If you missed David Attenborough's fantastic programme 'Gorillas Revisted a few days ago, catch it on iplayer ....