This is Shabani. He's a male gorilla at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Japan.
According to Rocket News, Shabani has been at the zoo since 2007, but only in the past few months has the gorilla gained popularity.
And dramatic poses.
Looking off into the sunset and thinking *deep* thoughts.
Here he is showing off his guns.
Girls love hot dads.
Young women are using the phrase イケメン (Ikemen) — a word usually reserved for speaking about handsome young men — when talking about the ape.
According to Japanese social media, the zoo has seen a sharp increase in female visitors in the wake of Shabani's new notoriety.
The zoo is even using Shabani in promotional material.
But other gorillas seem jealous of all this attention.
Booty got me like.
Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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