Tuesday 21 November 2017

Harambe-shaped Cheeto nets huge bid on eBay

A sympathy card beside a gorilla statue at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (John Minchillo/AP)
A sympathy card beside a gorilla statue at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (John Minchillo/AP)

A Cheeto that bears a resemblance to killed gorilla Harambe has attracted a bid of nearly 100,000 dollars on eBay.

Bidding on the cheese snack, which the seller said he found in a bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, began at 11.99 dollars (£9.69) on January 28.

It ended early on Tuesday morning with a winning bid of 99,900 dollars (£80,764).

The listing showed a picture of the Cheeto side-by-side with a gorilla climbing a tree.

Harambe has become the subject of internet jokes since his death last May.

He was shot dead by handlers at Cincinnati Zoo after dragging a small boy who had got into his enclosure.

AP

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