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Flamin’ Hot Cheeto That Looks Like Harambe Gets $100,000 Bid

Bidding for a Cheeto shaped like Harambe, the gorilla shot and killed last year at a Cincinnati zoo, reached almost $100,000 on eBay Monday afternoon.

EBay user valuestampsinc posted a Flamin’ Hot Cheeto for sale that they thought looked like a mini version of Harambe, that is to say, covered in powdery cheese. Bidding for the Harambe Cheeto began at just $11.99 on Jan. 28, 2017. A bidding war quickly started, but ended Tuesday morning with a winning bid of $99,900.

Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by Cincinnati Zoo. REUTERS/Cincinnati Zoo/Handout via Reuters

Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by Cincinnati Zoo. REUTERS/Cincinnati Zoo/Handout via Reuters

Haramabe became an internet sensation last summer after he was shot by handlers for dragging around a small child that leaped into his enclosure. Memes and gifs of Harambe flooded social media outlets last summer, and the gorilla even got his own subreddit called: HarambeFanclub.

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