The Cincinnati Zoo Is Really, Really Tired of Your Harambe Jokes

In case you haven’t heard, Harambe, the gorilla that was killed when a kid fell into his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo last May, has been meme-ified. He might just be the breakout meme of the summer, in fact, but the zoo isn’t laughing.

They want you to stop joking about Harambe and they want you to know they’re serious.

Today, the director of the zoo said, “We are not amused by the memes, petitions and signs about Harambe. Our zoo family is still healing and the constant mention of Harambe makes moving forward more difficult for us. We are honoring Harambe by redoubling our gorilla conservation efforts and encouraging others to join us.”

How are people responding to his plea for seriousness? Well…

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So much for that.

[image via screengrab]

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