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You Can Be Part of Ivan’s Legacy

By | Beloved Ivan Press, Uncategorized

We invite you to help us raise $20,000 to complete Ivan’s statue. The full-size bronze sculpture costs $250,000, most of which has been given by foundations. We think it is important for the community to share ownership in this groundbreaking project, so we invite you to be part of it! The sculpture is based on a photograph taken of Ivan examining a flower during his first day in an outdoor home. The sculpture is created by cutting-edge 3D printing technology, and each bronze piece will contain Ivan’s ashes.

See the giving options on our funding page

Statue to Tacoma’s ‘Ivan the Gorilla’ to be erected at zoo

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PRESS: Fox Q13

TACOMA — Do you remember Ivan the gorilla?

The massive primate, who was born in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, was captured in the wild as a baby and raised in the home of his Tacoma owner until 1969 when he got too big and was moved to a small enclosure at the B&I shopping center on South Tacoma Way; he stayed there for 27 years.

To read the full article: http://q13fox.com/2016/05/03/statue-to-tacomas-ivan-the-gorilla-to-be-erected-at-zoo/