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Harambe Is Honored by Fans on 4th Anniversary of His Death

Harambe Is Honored by Fans on 4th Anniversary of His Death

On the four year anniversary of his controversial death, fans all across the world are remembering the popular gorilla known as Harambe. On May 28, 2016, Harambe was famously shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden after a three-year-old child had gotten into his enclosure. To ensure the boy wasn't hurt, zookeepers made the difficult decision to kill the gorilla with a single rifle shot, ending his life one day after his 17th birthday. Videos of Harambe's final moments then immediately went viral in the hours following his death, turning the late primate into an internet phenomenon overnight.

Those who love Harambe insist the gorilla would have never harmed the child who climbed into his enclosure, with some even suggesting that it looked like Harambe was trying to protect the boy. This outlook brought about major backlash online and thousands had taken to social media to decry the animal's killing as unjust.

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