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Brookfield, Illinois: World's Largest Bronze Gorilla

Named "King Nyani," the recumbent ape is 23 feet long, 8.5 feet high, and weighs over two tons. His palm is open for visitors to sit, like King Kong.

Brookfield Zoo

8400 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL
Brookfield Zoo. At 1st Ave. between Ogden Ave. and W. 31st St. There are exits to 1st Ave. from I-290 and I-55. Signs on 1st Ave. direct you to the Zoo main entrance and parking. The Gorilla is a short walk inside the Zoo's north entrance.
M-F 10-5, Sa-Su 10-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $25, plus $15 to park.
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World's Largest Bronze Gorilla.

World's Largest Bronze Gorilla

A really big statue! The gorilla is a great photo background for large families!

[Carolyn, 06/17/2022]

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