King Nyani

CURRENT LOCATION - Sept 2021 - Now
8400 W 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513
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Previous Locations
20 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001 - Jan 2021 - Aug 2021

When King Nyani landed in Hudson Yard, he stole the hearts of every person (and quite a few dogs) in NYC. He came to share the story of his family who desperately need our help while at the same time changing the history of gorillas and the city forever. What was once a relationship famous for fear and misunderstanding, left by the first gargantuan gorilla to roam the streets and climb the Empire State Building, has now and unequivocally been transformed to a relationship of love.

It was heartwarming to see the many interactions of King Nyani with the public, seeing so many beautiful and often funny pictures shared to social media and receiving hundreds of loving messages. But, it is time for the King to move on. It is time for him to spread his inspiration further and share the urgent message for gorilla conservation.