Meet the handsome gorilla who is driving women wild in Japan

Young women all over Japan are using the phrase Ikemen when talking about the ape at Higashiyama Zoo – a word usually reserved handsome young men.

 
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Muscle-bound: Giant male gorilla Shabani is certainly a hit with the ladies

Meet Shabani, the handsome gorilla who is so good-looking women from all over Japan are flocking to swoon in his presence.

The hairy heartthrob lives in Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya – and is definitely the ‘strong but silent’ type.

Weighing in at 180kg, women from the furthest reaches country can’t wait to see the muscular swinger in the flesh.

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Frontin’: Shabani strikes a pose for the fans gathered around his enclosure

According to reports, there is a constant crowd of female fans outside his enclosure, desperate for a glimpse of the giant ape.

The 18-year-old silverback wows fans with brooding good looks and rippling muscles.

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Dat booty: The gorilla shakes what he got in front of the cameras

A western lowland gorilla, Shabani was raised at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo but moved to Japan in 2007.

The tall drink of water has not always been so popular, but a flurry of posts on social media of his dramatic poses and steely gaze propelled him to stradom.

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Poster boy: Shabani has even been used on an advertising campaign for his zoo

Young women all over Japan are using the phrase イケメン (Ikemen) when talking about the ape.

It is a word usually reserved for speaking about handsome young men, but in this gorilla’s case they make an exception.

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Flex: Shabani tenses his muscles – and the crowds go wild

His popularity has even led Higashiyama Zoo to use Shabani as a poster boy for its latest advertising campaign.

Via mirror.co.uk