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Waco, Texas: Darwin the Gorilla

Cement gorilla on a front lawn is frequently repainted and accessorized to suit the whims of its owner.

3429 Austin Ave., Waco, TX
I-35 exit at Valley Mills. Drive northwest about 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Franklin Ave. Drive to 35th St. Turn left, then turn right onto Austin Ave. Darwin will be on your left.
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Saint Patrick's Day gorilla.

Darwin the Gorilla

It's 2023, and Darwin is still getting new painted seasonal threads!

[Dee Davis, 03/23/2023]

The frequently made-over gorilla probably wears dozens of layers of paint garb by now.

Darwin wept.

Darwin the Gorilla

Wondering why Darwin is crying?

[Stacey, 10/26/2017]

Darwin is frequently updated by his owner, so the painted-on tears may have some personal significance. Or maybe it's just allergy season in Waco.

St. Patrick's Day outfit.

Darwin the Gorilla

Darwin the Gorilla: St. Patrick's Day Decor!

[Debby K, 03/08/2016]

Darwin the Gorilla.

Darwin the Gorilla

Darwin is a cement gorilla that has probably 100 coats of acrylic paint covering his body. He is painted to celebrate the holidays, and other things. You never know what he may look like.

[WalksfarTX, 11/12/2015]

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