WHO is this masked gorilla?
The eye-catching sculpture has been puzzling passers-by in Tavistock Road, Roborough.
He is Nacho, dressed in the style of a Mexican wrestler, and is one of 29 life-size gorillas statues created for Paignton Zoo and sold at auction.
Nacho, who fetched £2,500, was on display with the others in Exeter and Torbay before the sale.
The gorillas were created to highlight the plight of the Cross River gorilla – Africa’s most critically endangered ape.
They were sold to raise money for the zoo and Children’s Hospice South West.
Fewer than 300 Cross River gorillas remain in the wild.
But one seems to have found a home in the suburbs of Plymouth.
Motorists and pedestrians were slowing down to take a closer look at Nacho yesterday.
He was designed by Oxford-based artist Gareth Lloyd and had previously been on display in Northampton.
Now he is perched above a sign reading: "Slow down - Highways are full of surprises".