ONE YEAR FROM DEATH OF HARAMBE THE GORILLA HIS MEMES STILL TOUCH THE WORLD

It was on 28 May 2016 when a three-year-old boy climbed into a enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and was grabbed and dragged by Harambe, a 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla.

HARAMBE GRABBED AND DRAGGED THE BOY AFTER HE FELL INTO THE ENCLOSURE.harambe the gorilla deathThe zoo guard shot the gorilla dead because of fears it could harm the boy. The incident was recorded on video and received broad international coverage and commentary, including controversy over the choice to kill Harambe.

A number of primatologists and conservationists wrote later that the zoo had no other choice under the circumstances, and that it highlighted the danger of zoo animals in close proximity to humans and the need for better standards of care.