Norwich gorillas go ape on Twitter

PUBLISHED: 10:11 21 August 2013 | UPDATED: 10:11 21 August 2013

GoGoGorillas! in Norwich. No 8 Earnest.

GoGoGorillas! in Norwich. No 8 Earnest. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Archant Norfolk

Norwich's colourful troop of GoGoGorillas! are proving a hit in the virtual world as well as on the city's streets.

Many of the 54 adult apes on display in the trail – which is raising funds for Break and the Born Free Foundation – also have their own Twitter accounts.

Created by enthusiastic fans of the apes, each account has an army of followers eager to hear about the gorilla’s latest escapades.

The @GoGoGorillas account impressively has more than 4,100 followers and there is even a special #gorillahour when people can enjoy tweeting about all things gorilla.

In terms of individual gorilla Twitter accounts, yesterday @EarnestGorilla was leading the troop with 848 followers, meanwhile @_BatGrill was a close second with 613, and @CatchMeWhileYo1 was third with 598.

@FreddieGorilla had 469 followers, @_BlingKong had 463, @PoppyLandHero had 360, and @_OptimusPrimate had 299.

Those with more than 200 followers included @MrCarrow1, @AlanGorilla, @GloriaGorilla, @GonzoGorilla, @WiggoGorilla, @YomanGorilla, @MogoGreenback, @Chromillagogo, and @GoGoGorillaRay.

Other tweeting apes include @Aped_Crusader, @GoGoHoratio, @ButchGorilla and @GoGoIronApe.

And after catching up with all the gorilla gossip online, fans of the artistic apes can enjoy following the GoGoGorillas! trail through Norwich until September 7.

There is also a separate trail of baby gorillas – made by Norfolk schoolchildren – to follow too.

Some recent tweets from @EarnestGorilla include:

Happy Sunday! This #dapper gorilla is having a great weekend with lots of lovely visitors... and now only 4 more followers to go to 800!!

This #dapper gorilla’s got the munchies... did someone mention something about CAKE #gorillahour?? (banana cake I hope!)

Thank you lovely new followers & welcome to the home of #dapper #wildegorilla tweeting

For more information about GoGoGorillas! visit

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