November 23, 2016
It was bound to happen.
When a bull escaped a Philadelphia slaughterhouse and roamed the streets of the city before being fatally shot by a Pennsylvania Game Commission officer, you knew what was coming next.
If that bull that was shot and killed roaming the streets of Phila. isn't named #Harambull, I'm going to be disappointed with you, Twitter.— Ed Miller (@PhillyEdMiller) November 22, 2016
The internet was waiting for its next Harambe, a gorilla shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo in May after a young child fell into its enclosure. Members of the Philly Twitter universe had already gotten their kicks out of the endless memes that facetiously honored his memory, so when a parallel incident played out in their backyard, what followed was an inevitability.
The bull who roamed I-95 and passed by a local gentleman's club before meeting his fate near Eighth and Vine streets will now forever be known as "Harambull":
RIP Harambull.— Matt Mullin (@matt_mullin) November 22, 2016
He was just trying to get to Delilah's... pic.twitter.com/cITydVjPWV
RIP Philly escaped bull. I will call you... Harambull. https://t.co/E32BRjO33e— Yamsgathai (@Yagathai) November 22, 2016
I move that we all should have prime rib on Thanksgiving to honor #Harambull— Scott Bailey (@scottbails13) November 22, 2016
Justice for Harambull— Buddy Visack (@buddy2st) November 22, 2016
RIP Harambull. As Philly would say...the bull dead.— Tom Aresco (@TomAresco) November 23, 2016
Rest in peace, Harambull. We hardly knew ye.