Cincinnati Zoo ‘not amused’ by Harambe online jokes
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — Officials at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden aren’t amused by the onslaught of jokes that have surged recently in the wake of the death of Harambe, the 17 year old great ape who had to be put down when a 3-year-old fell into the gorilla’s enclosure.
“We are not amused by the memes, petitions and signs about Harambe,” Thane Maynard, Cincinnati Zoo director, said by email to the Associated Press. “Our zoo family is still healing, and the constant mention of Harambe makes moving forward more difficult for us. We are honoring Harambe by redoubling our gorilla conservation efforts and encouraging others to join us .” – READ MORE