Video: A six-minute trip around our city’s troop of gorillas

Luke Longwell (pictured) and his uncle Phil Longwell have created a six-minute film of their trip ro

Luke Longwell (pictured) and his uncle Phil Longwell have created a six-minute film of their trip round the GoGoGorillas! trail. - Credit: submitted

People of all ages have been enjoying days and weeks of gorilla hunting around Norwich – but one man and his nephew have created a whirlwind tour of the city's GoGoGorillas! trail in just over six minutes.

Phil Longwell, 42, from Wells, had so much fun spotting all the gorillas the first time around that he decided to set his 12-year-old nephew Luke Longwell, from Fakenham, a challenge to see how quickly he could lead them round the trail.

In real-time it took the duo about three-and-a-half hours, but with the help of the fast forward button Mr Longwell has created a film that sees Luke whizz past all 54 apes in about six minutes.

Mr Longwell, an English language teacher, said: 'I got interested in the trail because one of my friends, Hannah Nelson, painted two of the gorillas.

'I went round about a week ago myself, and thought it would be something Luke would like too. I gave Luke the map and said his challenge was to find the quickest route.

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'We started at midday on Monday and it took about four hours, including a break for lunch after our 24th gorilla.'

Mr Longwell, who on his first trip wrote a blog about GoGoGorillas, filmed Luke visiting every single ape and edited more than three hours of footage to create the finished film which is just over six minutes.

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Starting and finishing by the Catch Me If You Can gorilla, Luke speeds round the trail to the sound of Go Go Gorilla by Psychotic Turnbuckles and Go Go Gorilla by Catfight!

GoGoGorillas! has been organised by Break and Wild in Art. The trail, raising funds for Break and the Born Free Foundation, runs until Saturday. Visit

Visit to see the film, and to see Mr Longwell's blog.

There is still time to vote for your favourite GoGoGorilla. Click here to vote.

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