Thank you for sharing your dream with us. Please take everything that I share back to the Holy Spirit as He Alone gives the accurate intepretation.
For some reason the word “beast” comes to mind when I read your dream and in the context of the gorilla mentioned. Perhaps you are to be more assertive but be a “gentle” beast? However, fear might be holding you back.
I think that the key to the interpretation is “I knew that the gorilla wanted to be my friend.” Is the Lord asking you to muster up the courage/power/strength of a gorilla in some area in your life? It may not be in a fashion that you are used to. I think this is a positive meaning of the gorilla in the context of your dream.
The fact that you saw the statue on your visit may just be a reminder to have you seriously think about the first dream that you shared with us and what God might be trying to convey to you.
I hope something mentioned thus far resonates and is enlightening. I welcome other’s input as it pertains to your dream.