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Gorillas in the warm with Purmo

Gorillas in the warm with Purmo


Kebu, the baby gorilla, with a daffodilp

Thanks to Purmo, gorillas at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent are keeping warm in the chilly British weather. The radiator giant has supplied the park with a dozen Compact radiators for its large gorilla enclosure.

Howletts Wild Animal Park, in association with the John Aspinall Foundation, is a world-renowned conservation zoo, devoted to saving rare and endangered animals and returning them to protected areas in the wild.  It currently has approximately 30 Lowland Gorillas, with another 40 at its sister park Port Lympne, representing the largest group of gorillas in human care in the world.

Purmo Sales Manager, Matthew Pincott commented, “The nature of this installation made it a very interesting project to work on, and we were very glad to help out the zoo which relies on donations from charitable organisations in order to sustain itself.  Our radiators are now keeping the enclosure at a constant 60 to 70 degrees Centigrade, replicating the warmth which these magnificent animals would encounter in the wild.”

The double convector radiators, which all measured 700 x 2000 mm, were supplied by merchants PTS and installed by R.P Barlow. Mr Barlow commented, “The gorillas were not in the enclosure when I installed the radiators, which is a shame as I could have done with a hand!”

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