Big Good Gorilla
190 x 120 x 70 cm
Limited Edition 8
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When you purchase a bronze Big Good Gorilla (190x120x70 cm), we adopt a gorilla in your name, donating € 5,000 to Ouwehands Zoo.
In a world in which the relationship between man and animal is under pressure, Ouwehands Zoo wants to encourage admiration for nature, to encourage people to think and act, and to develop into a leading organisation in this field. Ouwehands Zoo aspires to contribute to the objectives below.
The Big Good Gorilla is available in regular (brown) bronze as wel as in buffed golden bronze.
Art Gallery Voûte has entered into a partnership with Ouwehands Zoo. For each Big Good Gorilla sculpture sold through this partnership, Art Gallery Voûte will adopt a gorilla living at Ouwehands Zoo. The adoption amount that we donate is not only used for the daily care of the adopted animal, but also for the protection of the species, contribution to international breeding and reintroduction programs and thus to the conservation of endangered natural environments.
ANIMALS UNDER THREAT
The adoption program is one step towards better chances of survival of the western lowland gorilla. This gorilla species lives in family groups consisting of a number of immature males plus females with and without young, led by an adult male, the silverback. The gorilla owes its thick belly to the extensive intestinal system, which ensures the digestion of the plant food. There is no fixed mating time. The gestation period is nine months. The gorilla pup drinks with the mother until it is about two years old. The gorilla is under threat of extinction because its habitat is becoming smaller as a result of logging and the mining industry.To make it even worse, the gorilla, just like many other jungle inhabitants, is hunted for "bush meat", a luxury delicacy.
ADOPT A GORILLA
We offer you a unique way of emphasizing and demonstrating your drive for sustainability, nature conservation and/or corporate social responsibility: Adopt a Gorilla
Art Gallery Voûte has entered into a partnership with Ouwehands Zoo. On display in the zoo is a bronze sculpture, Big Good Gorilla, by renowned sculptor Frans van Straaten. It is one of a limited series of 8.
When you purchase a Big Good Gorilla through this program, we adopt a gorilla in your name, donating € 9,500 to Ouwehands Zoo. Your support will help Ouwehands Zoo in its goal of conserving nature in a variety of ways:
• Conservation of endangered animal species
• International breeding and reintroduction programs
• Nature and environmental education
• Daily care of the adopted animal at the zoo
• Maintenance of the zoo
• Conservation of nature under threat.
In short: a worthy cause. Apart from indirectly helping them achieve all this, and getting a wonderful sculpture for your office or home, you will also receive 35 free entrance tickets, which you are free to share with your (business) relations.
For more information, about price and other conditions, please contact Edwin Voûte, tel. +31 651 922 582 or fill out the contact form below.
SOME OF THE SIX GORILLAS IN OUWEHANDS ZOO
The western lowland gorilla lives in family groups consisting of a number of immature males and females with and without young, led by an adult male, the silverback. The gorilla owes its thick belly to the extensive intestinal system, which ensures the digestion of the plant food. There is no fixed mating time. The gestation period is nine months. The gorilla pup drinks until it is about two years old with the mother. The gorilla is threatened because its habitat is becoming smaller as a result of logging and mining industry. Just like many other jungle inhabitants, the gorilla is hunted for "bush meat", a luxury delicacy.
Photos: Dick Renses
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