Tacoma zoo statue planned for Ivan the gorillaDecember 3, 2012 @ 5:35 am
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The former owner of Ivan the gorilla plans to build a life-size statue of the gorilla to stand outside the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma.
KING reports ( http://is.gd/SZnBq8) the Metro Parks Board approved the idea last week for a statue that would be privately funded.
Ivan's former owner, Ron Irwin, hopes to raise $200,000 or the statue.
The Irwin family brought Ivan from Africa in 1964 and had him on display at its B&I Store until 1995 when they sold the market and sent Ivan to the Atlanta Zoo. He died there in August.
Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/
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