publication date: Sunday, August 21, 2022 (part of Summer 2022)

category: Controversy

clue: The 2016 shooting of this Cincinnatian inspired a lot of controversial opinions about the dangers of zoos, and even more memes.

explanation: Harambe was a silverback gorilla shot dead by zookeepers to protect a 3-year-old child who had fallen into his enclosure. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, and LaVonne Lemler


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