If you thought there couldn't possibly be any connection between the
gorilla, Harambe, which was killed in the United States after a little
boy fell in its cage, and Jamaica, you were wrong.
According to the Mirror in the United Kingdom, the silverback
gorilla was named after a reggae song by Rita Marley, veteran reggae
artiste and widow of reggae legend Bob Marley.
Dan Van Coppenolle, the man who won a CBS 4 News competition in the
1990s to name the then-baby gorilla, paid tribute to Harambe last week
and it has since been revealed that the 17-year-old gorilla was named
after a reggae song that preached sharing and caring.
According to Coppenolle, he chose the name Harambe from a reggae song
he used to work out to, explaining that the singer kept repeating the
word Harambe, which he later found out means "to pull together, to help
each other, sharing and caring and to come together". Harambee was released by Rita Marley in 1982.
Harambe, the gorilla, was shot dead after a four-year-old boy entered
his enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo. A family statement expressed
condolences for the animal's death.
"We extend our heartfelt thanks for the quick action by the
Cincinnati Zoo staff," the statement read. "We know that this was a very
difficult decision for them, and that they are grieving the loss of
Since the shooting, there are several animal lovers who have come
forward to protest the Zoo's decision to kill the gorilla, asking why a
tranquiliser gun was not used as the preferred method to put down the
animal. The zoo has, however, stood by its original decision, stating
that they did what they thought was best to ensure the child's safety.
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