Meet Shabani, a gorilla so dashing, women from all over the world are flocking to see him. The zoo has seen a sharp increase in female visitors trying to… see Shabani the handsome gorilla in person, according to Japanese officials from the Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya.
Shabani has become popular especially among young Japanese girls for his handsome looks and dramatic poses.
Young women are using the phrase イケメン (Ikemen) — a word usually reserved for speaking about handsome young men — when they talk 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。 pic.twitter.com/UGoVFoQT6J
— りょう(りょう丸 歌絵) (@ayajincyan) May 27, 2015
TRANSLATION: “I went to Higashiyama Zoo. This hot Shabani Ikemen was certainly handsome.”
— ムビクエ！-みんなで作る動画メディア- (@movique_partner) June 18, 2015
TRANSLATION: “Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya’s location. Ikemen way too much. Women rushing in and have made a crowd every day.”
Welcome to the gun show…
— 葉月 (@hazukikameraman) May 31, 2015