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Meet Harambe McHarambeface, The Jinhua Zoo’s Lovable New Baby Gorilla

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Harambe McHarambeface

The Jinhua Zoo, in China’s central Zhejiang province, held a naming contest for its new baby gorilla. No problem, I’m sure they were thinking, as the Harambe craze likely never caught steam on the other side of the planet. The people have spoken, though — overwhelmingly at 93% of votes — and the people have officially named the lovable infant primate Harambe McHarambeface.

Harambe McHarambeface!!!

When the contest was announced, the name Heijin (laaaaame) quickly jumped out to an early lead with over several hundred votes. Americans — because everything is one big goddamn joke to us, apparently — then found a link to the contest, nominated the name Harambe McHarambeface, passed it around social media, and now there is a legit baby gorilla in China named Harambe McHarambeface.


So chatter is starting to surface saying this story could be a hoax. I choose to believe it’s real, though, because the world needs a baby gorilla named Harambe McHarambeface.

[via Boston Leader]

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Dillon Cheverere

Dillon Cheverere (@DCheverere) is the Vice President of Media for Grandex, Inc. Email:

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