The Sculpture

After much anticipation, a dominant silverback gorilla from Rwanda has been announced as the first animal to be sculpted for the most groundbreaking conservation project in history, titled #LoveTheLast.

It’s time to #LoveTheLast mountain gorillas, before they’re gone forever.

Gillie and Marc will travel to Rwanda in February to meet the Silverback. They will sketch, paint and photograph this gentle giant so they can recreate him as the worlds biggest bronze gorilla sculpture to capture the hearts of millions, and help save his species.

The Silverback will be immortalized as the largest bronze gorilla sculpture on the planet, offering the public an interactive opportunity unlike anything they have ever experienced!

The Silverback’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!

The Location

Gillie and Marc are excited to announce that the location of ‘The Silverback’ 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.

Charity Partner - Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Our Mission: The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is dedicated to the conservation, protection and study of gorillas and their habitats in Africa. Our successful, integrated approach includes close collaboration with local governments and communities as well as partners from around the world.

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Tucan Travel

Tucan Travel are an adventure travel tour operator who have been taking avid adventurers around the world since 1987. They operate small group and Tailor-made tours in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe.  The mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest hold a special place in their heart and all of their tours in Uganda include the Gorilla Trek permit to help educate customers on the importance of protecting these endangered species. Tucan Travel have offices in London, Sydney, Toronto and Peru. 

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Mission Africa Safaris

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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