The Edge Sculpture Apes consists of the Chimpanzee, Gorilla and Orangutan sculptures.


The chimpanzee also known as simply “chimp“, is a species of great ape native to the forests and savannahs of tropical Africa. The chimpanzee is covered in coarse black hair, but has a bare face, fingers, toes, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet. It weighs 40–70 kg for males and 27–50 kg for females and stands 100 to 150 cm tall. It lives in groups that range in size from 15 to 150 members, although individuals travel and forage in much smaller groups during the day. The species lives in a strict male-dominated hierarchy, where disputes are generally settled without the need for violence. Nearly all chimpanzee populations have been recorded using tools, modifying sticks, rocks, grass and leaves and using them for hunting and acquiring honey, termites, ants, nuts and water. The species has also been found creating sharpened sticks to spear small mammals.

Gorilla Edge Sculptures
Gorilla Head | White Gorilla Head | Baby Gorilla | Sitting Gorilla

Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa. They are the largest living primates. The DNA of gorillas is highly similar to that of humans, from 95 to 99% depending on what is included, and they are the next closest living relatives to humans after the chimpanzees and bonobos. Their natural habitats cover tropical or subtropical forests in Sub-Saharan Africa and a wide range of elevations. Gorillas move around by knuckle-walking with adult males weighing 136 to 227 kg while females weigh 68–113 kg. Adult males are 1.4 to 1.8 m tall, with an arm span that stretches from 2.3 to 2.6 m, and are known as silverbacks due to the characteristic silver hair on their backs reaching to their hips.

Orangutan Edge Sculptures
Orangutan | Baby Orangutan | Baby Oh Orangutan

Orangutans are the most arboreal of the great apes and spend most of their time in trees. Their hair is reddish-brown, instead of the brown or black hair typical of gorillas and chimpanzees. Males and females differ in size and appearance. Dominant adult males have distinctive cheek pads and produce long calls that attract females and intimidate rivals. Orangutans are the most solitary of the great apes, with social bonds occurring primarily between mothers and their dependent offspring, who stay together for the first two years. Fruit is the most important component of an orangutan’s diet; however, the apes will also eat vegetation, bark, honey, insects and even bird eggs. They can live over 30 years in both the wild and captivity.

The Edge Sculpture Apes consists of the Chimpanzee, Gorilla and Orangutan sculptures which have all been created by designer, Matt Buckley.

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