A photograph of the infamous gorilla Harambe who was shot dead in a US zoo is being auctioned as a non-fungible token (NFT) to mark the fifth anniversary of his death.

The popular primate was tragically killed on May 28, 2016, when a three-year-old boy fell into his enclosure.

Now, the infamous image of Harambe enjoying his first day in his enclosure at the Cincinatti Zoo is set to be bid on for digital ownership.

NFT’s allow people to gain ownership of digital content – such as memes, videos, images, or tweets – for a price.

It has already been shared over five billion times online, according to the auction organisers, after his death sparked a wave of memes.

The sale of the legendary portrait of the much-loved gorilla as an NFT comes after the ‘Disaster Girl’ meme sold for £341,000 and the ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ video earned a whopping £538,000 at auction.

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