Joel Callen

News

Mon, 29 Jun, 2015

This gorilla is so handsome, hordes of women are flocking to see him in the zoo

This gorilla is so handsome, hordes of women are flocking to see him in the zoo

Have you ever been at the zoo and thought to yourself, “Gosh, that’s a striking seal”? Or how about, “Wow, what a beautiful giraffe”? And not just admiring the animal’s natural beauty as a part of nature – actually finding the animals attractive. No? Neither have we. But one gorilla in Japan is drawing flocks of crowds, solely because of his apparent good looks.

Large numbers of young women have been visiting Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya to get up close to 18-year-old Shabani. The western lowland gorilla was raised at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo and moved to Japan in 2007. He lived a fairly normal life at the zoo, until recently, however, when he rose to internet fame as the “handsome gorilla”.

Many of Shibani’s fans on Twitter refer to him as an “Ikemen”, which means “good-looking man”.

Call us crazy, but we just can’t see it.

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