Name: Phoenix Suns Gorilla
Position: CGO (Chief Gorilla Officer)
Weight: 350 (All muscle)
Years Pro: 27 (59 in gorilla years)
College: Fur-man University '80
High School: Hairy Truman (Mon-Key West, Fla.) H.S.
2006-07 Season: A member of the inaugural induction class of the Mascot Hall of Fame... Starting mascot for all 41 games at US Airways Center... MVP (Most Valuable Primate) for 26th straight season...
Made 150-plus appearances across the state of Arizona at schools,
hospitals and charity events.
Career: List of
appearances include visits to Argentina, Australia, Canada, China,
Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, the
Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom...
Delivered singing telegrams before signing with the Suns on March
Personal: Oldest of two chimps. ... Younger brother,
Junior, signed a 10-day contract with the Suns on 4/19/94 to assist
an injured Go. ... Father starred alongside Charlton Heston in Planet
of the Apes. ... All-time favorite movies are Congo, Gorillas in the Mist and Sense and Sensibilities. ... An artist who paints masterpieces under the assumed name of Van Go... The "Bo Jackson"
of mascots, Go knows baseball, football, bungee jumping, jet skiing
and swinging through trees. ... Official spokesape for the National
Hair Club for Men. ... Go is single -- he's still looking for the
Schedule the Gorilla: You, too, can have the Gorilla get the fans swinging at your
sporting event. With his high-flying dunk routines and hilarious
antics, the Gorilla really knows how to work a crowd. Plus, he'll work for bananas (not really). To unleash the Gorilla at your event, contact his personal
trainer, Jose Moreno, at (602) 379-7917, or contact him at sunsgorilla.com.