Harambe the gorilla has been dead for exactly 5 years, and the interest in his life and death has not subsided a bit.
A photo of the beloved ape is being auctioned off as an NFT as a way of memorializing his passing.
Harambe was killed after a child entered his enclosure and he began dragging the child around. The Cincinnati Zoo’s Dangerous Animal Response Team decided there was a life-threatening situation they had to abate and shot him dead.
There was considerable controversy over the decision to shoot Harambe, particularly since Harambe did what apes do … he was the true victim.
Social media has not forgotten Harambe, who was 17 when he was killed. He had celebrated his birthday the day before his death.
Harambe died on May 28, 2016. He was 17 years old.