18-year-old gorilla is Japan's newest heartthrob

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18-Year-Old Gorilla Is Japan's Newest Heartthrob

Japan has a new heartthrob. He's not a prominent movie star or a sports figure.

Rather, he's an 18-year-old gorilla named Shabani who has taken the social media by storm.

Numerous pictures uploaded to Twitter and other online platforms show him posing and he is quite photogenic.


Given his piercing gaze and chiseled looks, the ladies are lining up to see Shabani at the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya, Japan.

A zoo spokesperson told AFP, "We've seen a rise in the number of female visitors — women say he's very good-looking."

According to CNN, "About 100 admirers constantly surround his exhibit, shouting 'Look at me, Shabani!' and 'This way, Shabani!' whenever he comes out."

Shabani has called the Japanese zoo his home for 8 years but became popular only recently.

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