Be Richmond - Be Wild


Be Wild

We are excited to welcome the acclaimed Gillie and Marc 'Chimps are Family' art installation to Richmond town centre!

This captivating display features striking bronze chimpanzee statues, crafted with Gillie and Marc’s renowned artistry, and will be on show in Richmond for the next 12 months.

From 12th July to 31st August, We invite you to follow our chimp footprint trail, discovering each statue and learning fascinating facts about chimpanzees and their habitats. This trail offers a fun and educational experience for all ages, highlighting the importance of wildlife conservation.


Along the trail, you may encounter some small, cuddly Chimp friends in need of a new home! We have hidden 290 chimps around Richmond for you to discover and take home. These represent the 290,000 chimps left in the wild. For every chimp found and posted on social media with #BeWildinRichmond, we will donate £1 to WWF.

We are working with WWF to support the conservation of chimpanzees in the wild, raising awareness and funds to protect these amazing creatures and their environments. One way you can support is to donate via the 'Chimps are Family' Just Giving page

Join us in exploring the 'Be Wild' trail, enjoy the beautiful art, and support the vital cause of wildlife conservation.

About Richmond

Richmond is an affluent residential district bordering the River Thames. Tranquil Kew Gardens attracts botanical enthusiasts and families with its huge Arboretum, 17th-century Kew Palace, and panoramic views from its Treetop Walkway. Herds of deer roam Richmond Park, a popular picnic spot. The Quadrant main street and nearby roads have eclectic shops, casual and upscale dining, and performances at Richmond Theatre.