Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has clarified that slain Ohio gorilla, Harambe, is not a part of her fictional universe.
A new feature on Rowling’s Pottermore website allows users to find out what Patronus they would use in Harry Potter’s world.
A Patronus is an animal used to ward off soul-sucking creatures in the series.
Humour site The Chive put a fake picture on Twitter of Harambe the gorilla as a result on the Patronus page.
Rowling, finding it amusing herself, retweeted the picture.
But a while later she posted: “I’ve been asked to make it clear that Harambe is not a Patronus you can actually get on @pottermore.”
But she added that she thought the joke was “very funny”.
I thought it was very funny, btw.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 22, 2016