Saturday 10 December 2016

Poor Harambe, we'll never see his like again

Published 05/06/2016 | 02:30

A boy brings flowers to put beside a statue of a gorilla outside the Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden following the shooting of Harambe
A boy brings flowers to put beside a statue of a gorilla outside the Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden following the shooting of Harambe

So, farewell Harambe, it seemed we never really knew you at all.

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Harambe, the most famous Western lowland silverback gorilla of recent times, celebrated his 17th birthday in Cincinnati Zoo last Friday. A day later he was shot by the same keepers who had, 24 hours earlier, made him a birthday cake. A solemn candlelight vigil has been held outside his enclosure ever since the 'murder' and it's believed there will be a memorial service outside the zoo this evening.

OK, am I the only person who laughs when they read that?

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