The Story of Max, South Africa's Famous, Crime-fighting Gorilla

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The Story of Max, South Africa's Famous, Crime-fighting Gorilla

Thursday, 31 May

When confronted with a home invasion, Max the gorilla brought international fame to the Johannesburg Zoo and briefly became the city's most famous crime fighter. He received numerous endorsements, and a statue was erected in his honor. But what brought Max to this level of celebrity? Join Ben and Noel as they delve into the story of Max the crime-fighting gorilla and the disturbing cultural context that made South Africa regard him as a symbol of justice that too often eluded the average citizen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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