No, except in rare circumstances. Gorillas are kind, curious, and sometimes silly, but they are also very large, very strong animals. Harambe has also gone on as a metaphor for a beloved martyr of an all-consuming media trend whose very sensationalism self-generates more attention. A split-second decision, to shoot an animal and save a child’s life, became one of 2016’s most talked-about memes. In fact, any write-in votes for “Harambe” would most likely have been counted as “unofficial votes” and not tallied separately in the majority of states, which require write-in candidates to fill out paperwork before the election to ensure their votes are counted separately: Some people displeased with the candidates for president this year have announced their plans to cast a write-in vote, whether it’s for Bernie Sanders or Mike Pence. The father wasn't there. HAHAHAHAHA! If Harambe had no interest in harming -- he had no motive for harm -- then the child's life was not in danger. As the presidential race began slipping away from Hillary Clinton on 8 November 2016, many people took to Twitter to blame third party candidates (such as the Green Party’s Jill Stein and Libertarian Gary Johnson) for siphoning away votes from the Democratic candidate — with such complaints including the claim that thousands of voters had cast write-in “protest” votes for Harambe, the gorilla controversially killed at the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016 after a child fell into his pen: The Daily Snark, an entertainment web site that publishes satirical material, added some misplaced credibility to this claim when they published an article repeating it: You may asked what the Unites States did to narrow 350,000,000 people down to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as their leader. Snopes and the logo are registered service marks of, Harambe, A Dead Gorilla, Got Over 15,000 Votes for President of the United States. Last weekend at the Cincinnati Zoo, a child got curious and a gorilla got shot. But anyone claiming that “15,000” (or any other number of) people voted for the deceased gorilla is repeating a false claim. Harambe was killed in May 2016 at the Cincinnati Zoo after a child slipped into his enclosure. It’s unfortunate for the conservation of the species, and the loss of revenue a beautiful zoo such as Cinci will lose.”. ", An online advertisement read: "Identical Twins Marry Identical Twins - But Then The Doctor Says, 'STOP'.". A 3 foot railing with a wire cable threaded through the middle similar to a boxing ring and behind it a 3 foot bushed ledge that the child crawled through unable to see the 15ft drop. Let's keep in touch and we'll send more your way. Viral postings tell the tale of a missing woman, a ghostly apparition, and an abandoned car in the middle of nowhere. “Now Gorillas are considered ‘gentle giants’ at least when compared with their more aggressive cousins the chimpanzee, but a 400+ pound male in his prime is as strong as roughly 10 adult humans. Before that toddler fell, before Harambe was killed, before the outrage erupted, Harambe was a young gorilla on his way to meet some ladies. Right-wing activists and commentators, including President Trump's sons and lawyers, targeted an elections technology employee in November 2020. Harambe, was a 17-year-old, 400-pound gorilla, whose home was the Cincinnati Zoo. Washington and Idaho are two of the 32 states where people have to officially file as write-in candidates before the election. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. Harambe 23 photos Many are angry the endangered gorilla was put down. Harambe, if you've somehow forgotten, was the 450-pound gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed by zoo personnel after a 3-year-old boy fell into its exhibit back in May. “If people randomly choose to write in a name, it’ll be counted, but it could be counted as ‘other.’”. But the debate over Harambe the gorilla's interactions with the boy and why the 17-year-old ape had to be shot continues to polarize opinions after Saturday's incident. RIP Harambe. Whoever that person on the viral call may be, you should know Canadian medical organizations have released statements refuting his comments. Harambe the Gorilla reaches for the boy’s hands and arms, but only to position the child better for his own displaying purposes. The Spokesman Review. A gorilla is so immensely strong that even with the best of intentions—and we are not sure that Harambe had those—the child's death was a probable outcome.” On 8 November 2016, the general election votes were still being counted, and a running vote tally was not available for write-in candidates. RIP Harambe. Harambe was Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla), a subspecies of the Western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla).     8 November 2016. We will not publish or share your email address in any way. OK, now multiply that number by ten. Bored Panda works best if you switch to our Android app. Maybe the wild animals should be left in the wild where THEY BELONG. I fault the zoo AND the parents. Keep in mind, this is the same county that at the same time is still mourning the death of a dead gorilla. Your account is not active. 134 talking about this. At the end of the day a stranger was in his home... as my son put it what happened is the equivalent of the police shooting you when someone is pointing their gun at you. Males do very elaborate displays when highly agitated, slamming and dragging things about. A number of primatologists and conservationistswrote later that the zoo had no other choice under the circ… Like what you're reading? She should have waited to go when she had help watching her kids, apparently she needed it. He approached the boy and grabbed him. Typically they would drag large branches, barrels and heavy weighted balls around to make as much noise as possible. 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At 4 my eyes wouldn't have been off my children and when they were my hand would have been holding theirs. Author. Rumor has it the infamously named town has officially been bowdlerized. Both of his parents are now deceased. That kid should have been better cared for. As educators and conservators of endangered species, all we can do is shine a light on the beauty and majesty of these animals in hopes to spark a love and a need to keep them from vanishing from our planet. I saw a report on the enclosure yesterday and it was said by someone who went to see it that is would have been very difficult to get in to the enclosure to the Gorilla because there were several barriers to get by to get in there. By submitting email you agree to get Bored Panda newsletter. Robert John Young The mother and the father were negligent. It’s possible that some voters actually did write in Harambe’s name, as many people tweeted to assert they did: @TheAnonnMessage not mine but i saw it om facebook, — Jeffrey Hernandez (@Mexicanabanana) November 9, 2016. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. I feel their loss with them this week. A widely circulated photograph was a stain on the presidential image. 45 People On Reddit Are Sharing Which Popular Sayings They Find To Be Rubbish. You can read more about it and change your preferences, Get the best of Bored Panda in your inbox. “Write-In Votes Are Written Off During Ballot Counting.” We don’t know how many people voted for Harambe during the presidential election. Can a candidate receive more than 100% of the vote, recorded in a locale that isn't real? DICKS OUT! Please enter your email to complete registration. The incident was recorded on video and received broad international coverage and commentary, including controversy over the choice to use lethal force. I am sorry to say that prob 90% of people claming negligent dont have kids and or locked them up in their rooms all the time playing video games.... sorry end of rant .... we are not all perfect but for thise that think they are please wait and see when something happends to you.... it is a sad situation and changes will be made. An adult male silverback gorilla has one job, to protect his group. I have downtism. If a Washington ballot has a write-in candidate, it’s set aside. False. By around 1:00am ET, the dead gorilla racked up more than 15,000 write-in votes for the presidency on election night. They don't belong in zoos for this to happen. Right because a zoo that's 42 YEARS old and never once has had an issue is at fault NO the mother is the issue here WATCH YOUR CHILD!! However, Amanda O’Donoughue, a former zookeeper, has a whole different opinion which she expressed on a Facebook post a few days ago. That gorilla had been there for nearly 17 years and hadn't found a hole in all reality he was never going to was he. It’s simply tallied as an unofficial vote. That child must have been gone for quite some time to get into a situation to see that Gorilla, which he wanted to do. Like, why cant we just move on and let Harambe rest in piece? The Bored Panda iOS app is live! You can change your preferences. Harambe was a gorilla from the Cincinnati Zoo. because gorilla can't squeeze through the fence. Whoever agrees with this statement is an ignorant idiot. The mother of the child was negligent. 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Fearing for the boy's life, a zoo worker shot and killed Harambe. Ronald Reagan, Karl Marx, what's the difference? Amid COVID-19 lockdown rules in 2020, social media users appeared to "discover" a brand new quotation from the classic dystopian novel "1984.". Harambe's grandmother, Josephine, dies at Miami zoo An inside look at the Cincinnati Zoo's Dangerous Animal Response Team CPD investigates incident at zoo's gorilla exhibit amid social media frenzy That's why . Thats how low this fence was. I thought I could say that with a straight face, but no... Because when things like this happen it needs to be evaluated and a solution needs to be found as to how it can be fixed where nothing like this will ever happen again. The votes for all official write-in candidates are counted, but a vote for any unofficial candidate — like Mickey Mouse — is not. Please provide your email address and we will send your password shortly. It generated a snowclone “dicks out for X” which spread to entirely non-Harambe related subjects. Stupidity if humans is the issue. He does this by bluffing or intimidating anything that he feels threatened by.”, “I have watched this video over again, and with the Harambe’s posturing, and tight lips, it’s pretty much the stuff of any keeper’s nightmares, and I have had MANY while working with them. If a 4 year old could gain access to that moat, the enclosure was woefully inadequate. A viral anti-vaccine video mangles the science behind the production of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. That gorilla was named "Harambe". Harambe, a 17-year-old male gorilla, was shot dead Saturday after a child fell into his enclosure. Harambe the Friendly Gorilla was brutally murdered while protecting a 3 year old child fallen into the gorilla pit. Concrete for wild creatures...seriously?! He flopped over the railing. Not in an effort to hurt anyone or anything (usually) but just to intimidate. The PARENTS of the child, there were 2 of them, why is it just the mother who is responsible. One witness described. Harambe the Western lowland gorilla was shot and killed in May 2016 after a 4-year-old boy fell into the gorilla pit at Cincinnati zoo. Harambe grabbed and dragged the little boy after the boy fell into the gorilla exhibit, officials said. But will that vote count? How can you die in a raid that never happened? Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here. What can you bench press? It was clear to me that he was reacting to the screams coming from the gathering crowd.”, “They didn’t use Tranquilizers for a few reasons, A. Harambe would’ve taken too long to become immobilized, and could have really injured the child in the process as the drugs used may not work quickly enough depending on the stress of the situation and the dose B. Harambe would’ve have drowned in the moat if immobilized in the water, and possibly fallen on the boy trapping him and drowning him as well.”, “I can’t point fingers at anyone in Harambe’s death, but we need to really evaluate the safety of the animal enclosures from the visitor side…I know one thing for sure, those keepers lost a beautiful, and I mean gorgeous silverback and friend. Rumors that the pop song is about vibrators are based solely on one interpretation of the song's lyrics. Probably the shear 15ft drop the kid had to get down to reach the water I imagine. Child killers, they are not. Harambe the Gorilla was a 17-year-old Western lowland silverback gorilla who was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a child fell into his enclosure in late May 2016. The western lowland gorilla is a critically endangered species, according to the World Wildlife Fund's webpage. Harambe lived amidst humans his whole life and knew what the boy was. It didn't need to happen and the fault lies with the parents for not actually parenting their child. On Saturday, a special zoo response team shot and killed Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla, after a 4-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat. Hey Pandas, What Is Something A Stranger Did To You To Make Your Day Brighter? That trash mother should be locked up for letting her little monster get into the cage in the first place. Robert John Young, University of Salford. Harambe one year on: How the gorilla became an internet meme. This job is not for the complacent. The incident was wildly criticized online by many who blamed the child's parents for the gorilla's untimely death. Just like what Brooklyn T guy said , Western lowland gorillas do not really eat bananas , they instead eat insects, Bamboo, Eggs, Small Mammals, reptiles, Fruits, Vegetables, Grass and Leaves. As if there was a father in that situation.
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