Cheeto That Looks Like Harambe Goes for Nearly $100,000 on eBay - NBC New York

Cheeto That Looks Like Harambe Goes for Nearly $100,000 on eBay

Harambe was shot by handlers at the Cincinnati Zoo in May after dragging a small boy who had gotten into his enclosure

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    A Cheeto that bears a striking resemblance to slain gorilla Harambe has sold for nearly $100,000 online. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017)

    Someone bid nearly $100,000 on eBay for a Cheeto that bears a resemblance to slain gorilla Harambe. 

    The seller said he found the cheese snack in a bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Bidding began at $11.99 on Jan. 28. The auction ended early Tuesday with a winning bid of $99,900.

    The listing showed a picture of the Cheeto side-by-side with a gorilla climbing a tree. 

    Harambe has become fodder for internet jokes since his death last May. He was shot by handlers at the Cincinnati Zoo after dragging a small boy who had gotten into his enclosure.

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