Cincinnati Zoo Deletes Social Media Accounts Under Barrage Of Harambe Memes
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CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo has taken down its Twitter accounts after being barraged with memes about Harambe, the gorilla that was killed at the zoo in May.
Asked about the Twitter disruption, a zoo spokesman said, “Thanks. We know.”
Harambe, a 17-year-old great ape, was killed by Cincinnati Zoo officials in May after a 3-year-old boy fell into his enclosure. Since then Harambe has been the subject of endless memes on social media.
And the zoo has had enough.
“We are not amused by the memes, petitions and signs about Harambe,” Thane Maynard, zoo director, told the Associated Press in an email. “Our zoo family is still healing, and the constant mention of Harambe makes moving forward more difficult for us.”
Animal rights activists and other critics said the shooting could have been avoided.
Maynard’s Twitter account was hacked over the weekend with, what else, Harambe memes.