Zoo Competition To Name Gorilla Ends Exactly As You’d Expect

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A few days ago at a zoo in China, a Gorilla was born.

The humble zookeepers were befuddled and decided to ask the public what they should name their little fella. You can see where this going…

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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.

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Originally, the popular Chinese name ‘Heijin’ was in first place – however when the poll was posted onto social media, some banterful genius added Harambe McHarambeface into the mix and the votes rained in.

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.

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They said:

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.

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So Harambe McHarambeface’s alias will be Heijin.

Harambe lives on.