The humble zookeepers were befuddled and decided to ask the public what they should name their little fella. You can see where this going…
Remember back in March when a £200 million pound research ship was to be named by the public and the public went for Boaty McBoatface – well now we’ve got Harambe McHarambeface, reports the Daily Mail.
In total 73,345 people voted for Harambe McHarambeface – taking up 93 per cent of the total vote so Jinhua Zoo have christened the baby Gorilla with the brilliant name.
Despite the name, which I really don’t want to type out again in full, being literally impossible to translate into Chinese, a spokesperson from the zoo said that they will honour the public’s vote.
It is nearly impossible to render Harambe McHarambeface in the Chinese language, so we hope those who voted will accept that we have decided to give him a different Chinese name.
We do hope it will attract more foreign visitors in the future.
So Harambe McHarambeface’s alias will be Heijin.
Harambe lives on.