Gorilla Statue Information

Gorilla Statue is the first giant monument that reflects Rwanda’s tourism, the statue is located between Kigali City Council, the Finance Ministry and the Commercial Bank of Rwanda.


The Park Safaris in Canada donated the statue, the statue is made of marble and it represents the great value the word attaches to gorillas and also reflects the importance the Gorillas has on the national economy of Rwanda.
The Gorilla Statue is very famous among the Rwanda’s locals, as it has great value if you are planning to visit Rwanda the gorilla statue is a must-see.


The exact location of the Gorilla Statue is in the Natural History Museum which is located in Kigali, the statue weighs 200 kilograms, and it’s made entirely of soap, it is 1.9 meters tall, it was named Digit in the memory of Dian Fossey’s favorite gorilla.
Dian Fossey was an American zoologist that studied gorillas for 18 years in the Virunga National Park.
Digit is a very important addition to the museum as it attracts more tourists as the piece that survived throughout the historical period of Rwanda.
The Digit was made by an unknown artist who worked in the industry about 21 years ago.
 

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