Cheeto That Looks Like Harambe Sells for $100,000

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A Cheeto that bears a resemblance to slain gorilla Harambe has sold for nearly USD$100,000 (3.5 million baht) on eBay.

Bidding on the cheese snack the seller said he found in a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos began at $11.99 on Jan. 28. It ended early Tuesday morning 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 dead by handlers at the Cincinnati Zoo after dragging a small boy who had gotten into his enclosure.

Sadly shipping to Thailand was not available for the auction.

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