Famous animals of 20162016 has been an immensely eventful year. But, along with human beings, some animals have also become famous in 2016 because of their deeds and misdeeds. I am mentioning three (or four?) such animals which have become famous during 2016.
(a) Inky (the octopus): Inky became a global sensation after the New Zealand aquarium where he had been kept revealed that the octopus had fled his tank, moved across the floor and slipped to freedom through a drainpipe to the ocean.
(b) Harambe (the gorilla): Harambe, a Cincinnati (US) zoo gorilla, was fatally shot after a toddler fell into his enclosure, has become famous after his death. His death immediately initiated discussions about animals in captivity, zoo safety and wildlife conservation.
(c) The "gay" lions: Two lions with lustrous manes were photographed and filmed for being quite affectionate. The images went viral. Many people wanted to know if the lions were gay.