A New Name • Earth.com A New Name

One particular ape showed experts how little they knew of apes. On May 27, 1999, a male silverback gorilla was born at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. A naming contest was held, and, inspired by a song by Rita Marley, the winner dubbed the newborn ape “Harambe.” Photo credit: Jc161991 / Wikimedia Commons | CC BY-SA 3.0

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