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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:00

Meet Earth Story’s majestic gorilla at Royal Cornwall Show this Thursday and Friday (June 6-7)

Giant beasts, incredible stories, mind-blowing virtual reality and amazing interactive exhibits will take visitors on an incredible journey at the Eden Project this summer.

Earth Story will share the amazing tale of the Earth’s astonishing past and precarious present day - and look towards a positive future.

The summer holiday spectacular runs at the home of the famous Biomes from July 24 to September 3.

Visitors to the Royal Cornwall Show today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday) will be able to see one of the stars of the show, a very life-like gorilla.

From July 24 at Eden, visitors will be able to venture into an all-new immersive exhibition space, where they will be transported to a world of wonder.

They can get up close to an ice-age mammoth skeleton in the Cave of Lost Giants and marvel at the magical Cabinets of Curiosities, a showcase of the intricate web of life that connects us all.

Exploring Wild Britain, they will discover the forgotten animals that roamed freely around our landscapes in the past – and find out about some that are making a comeback.

They can hear about the plants and animals on the brink of being lost forever, and be inspired by people and projects from around the world that are working to save them.

Clambering through the tunnels and nets of our Mini-Beast Mansion will allow visitors to see the world from a new perspective, before coming face to face with a giant armadillo in the Virtual Reality Zone.

They can take on the Ocean Clean challenge to uncover what might be lurking in its hidden depths, follow a trail to discover weird and wonderful flora and fauna from across the globe, and join the Eden storytellers for a trip to a very unusual Library.

With a visit to the Eden Field Base, they can meet the majestic lowland gorilla, and hear his incredible story.

Eden’s Director of Interpretation Dr Jo Elworthy said: “This is our most compelling summer programme yet. Get ready to discover the evolution of life as we know it.

“Visitors will be able to see first-hand how even the smallest of individual actions can make a difference, especially when we all work together for positive change. Join us, become a guardian of the future and help conserve the extraordinary variety of life on Earth, vital for all of our futures.”

A short video of the gorilla at Eden is available at

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