This Gorilla Is So Handsome, Women Are Flocking To The Zoo To See Him

TBH he is pretty hot.

1. This is Shabani. He’s a male gorilla at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Japan.

2. According to Rocket News, Shabani has been at the zoo since 2007, but only in the past few months has the gorilla gained popularity.

3. Shabani has become popular among young Japanese girls for his handsome looks.

4. And dramatic poses.

5. Looking off into the sunset and thinking *deep* thoughts.

6. *~Oooohhhh~*

動物園いきたい #シャバーニ

— チェ・ミキ (@mtop1205)

7. Here he is showing off his guns.

モデルみたいに格好よくポーズをとる シャバーニ #シャバーニ #東山動植物園 #ファインダー越しの私の世界 #写真好きな人と繋がりたい

— 葉月 (@hazukikameraman)

Shabani, like a model, poses in style.

9. Girls love hot dads.

僕、父、僕。 なんだか理想の父子像。 キヨマサ、良いパパをもったな! みなさんも「父の日」は楽しく過ごせましたか? #ゴリラ #シャバーニ #キヨマサ

— 名古屋市東山動植物園 (@higashiyamapark)

10. 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.

東山動物園に行ってきました♪ この暑いのにw シャバーニくんは確かにイケメンでイクメンでした。

— りょう(りょう丸 歌絵) (@ayajincyan)

I went to Higashiyama Zoo. This hot Shabani Ikemen was certainly handsome.

【イケメンゴリラ #シャバーニ】東山動物園にとんでもない #イケメンゴリラ が居た… 場所は名古屋にある東山動物園。 あまりのイケメンっぷりに女子が殺到し、連日人だかりが出来ているそう…

— ムビクエ!-みんなで作る動画メディア- (@movique_partner)

Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya’s location. Ikemen way too much. Women rushing in and have made a crowd every day.

14. According to Japanese social media, the zoo has seen a sharp increase in female visitors in the wake of Shabani’s new notoriety.

15. The zoo is even using Shabani in promotional material.

16. But other gorillas seem jealous of all this attention.

シャバーニの危機! 何をやらかしたのか、キバをむいた奥さんに追っかけられるシャバーニ!必死になって逃げていましたがwwwww

— Valkyrie51 (@imp_51)


18. Booty got me like.

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