Guy came to ZSL London Zoo from the Zoo in Paris in exchange for a tiger. He arrived on 5 November 1947, Guy Fawkes Day, hence his name ‘Guy’. He was just over a year old when he arrived, and was the first gorilla at ZSL London Zoo for six years. Over the years he became one of the most popular and loved animals in the history of the Zoo. Guy is commemorated by a bronze statue by William Timyn.
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