After much anticipation, a dominant silverback gorilla from Uganda named Makara has been announced as the first animal to be sculpted for the most groundbreaking conservation project in history, titled #LoveTheLast.
Makara is the dominant silverback gorilla in his family of 17. Mountain gorillas are the largest ape in the primate family, and are critically endangered. The Ugandan Gorilla Safari is part of a small group of national parks in Africa protecting mountain gorillas and their habitat.
Now, Gillie and Marc are hoping that we humans will love his species in return. It’s time to #LoveTheLast mountain gorillas, before they’re gone forever.
The artists sketched, painted and photographed this gentle giant so they could recreate him as the worlds biggest bronze gorilla sculpture to capture the hearts of millions, and help save Makara’s species.
Makara will be immortalized as the largest bronze gorilla sculpture on the planet, offering the public an interactive opportunity unlike anything they have ever experienced! Makara’s installation location will not only be the stage for millions of photos, learning opportunities and the creation of memories, the sculpture’s host will also be internationally recognized for its conservation efforts to save mountain gorillas from extinction!
Gillie and Marc are excited to announce that the location of ‘King Makara’ has been officially APPROVED by Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance.
The location will be inside the Hudson Yard Park.
Hudson Park and Boulevard is a greenway and boulevard in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan in New York City.
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Mission Africa Safaris helps put together amazing wildlife safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and DR Congo. But it is not just about safaris. We want to partner with all who support the conservation of nature whenever an opportunity arises. Do you want to see the gorillas? Are you interested in spotting birds, the wildebeest migration, Africa mountains or a cultural experience with indigenous tribes (like the Batwa and Maasai)?
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