Cincinnati Zoo's Harambe is Trending on Twitter Again — on the Fourth Anniversary of His Death

The now nationally known gorilla was killed four years ago after a 3-year-old child climbed into his enclosure

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The Cincinnati Zoo's 17-year-old western lowland gorilla Harambe was killed four years ago, on May 28, 2016, after a 3-year-old child climbed into his enclosure. Harambe grabbed and dragged the child. And, as zoo employees feared for the child's life, they decided to shoot the gorilla.

The incident obviously sparked all sorts of controversy about childcare and animal care. But both primatologist Jane Goodall and famed zookeeper Jack Hanna supported the decision to kill Harambe, with Goodall saying, "It was awful for the child, the parents, Harambe, the zoo, the keepers and the public. But when people come into contact with wild animals, life-and-death decisions sometimes have to be made."

With all that said, of course there was YouTube footage of the incident, and it sparked tons of memes, including the weirdest: dicks out for Harambe. That shit went viral in 2016. The New York Times, Washington Post, People magazine — they were all talking about Harambe in 2016. Harambe, Harambe, Harambe.

And so, on the fourth anniversary of his passing, Harambe is back and trending on Twitter. Let's take a look (because the memes are still so bizarre):

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