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Japan Has Monopoly on Ridiculously Good Looking Gorillas

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | June 29, 2015

Japan Has Monopoly on Ridiculously Good Looking Gorillas

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While you are undoubtedly good looking, dear reader, you simply have nothing on the most handsome primate in the world.

The Huffington Post reports the world has gone absolutely gaga for a gorilla that is easy on the eyes.

We understand. It’s a tad weird to ogle an animal as if it were Bradley Cooper with more hair and a propensity to groom fleas out of other gorillas’ hair. But this is the crazy Internet world in which we live.  

The report points to the New Straits Times, which sourced an AFP story containing an explanation by Takayuki Ishikawa, spokesman for Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya, Japan. This locale is the home of Shabani, an 18-year-old silverback gorilla.

The spokesman told the AFP: “He often rests his chin on his hands and looks intently at you. He is more buff than most gorillas and he’s at his peak physically. We’ve seen a rise in the number of female visitors — women say he’s very good-looking.”

By now you are thinking, Boy, I need to see this gorilla. Well here is Shabani thanks to the Internet at large:

We do have to say that we need a navigation system to get back, because we just got lost in those eyes.

CNN adds there is no shortage of visitors who clamor to see the gorilla: “About 100 admirers constantly surround his exhibit, shouting ‘Look at me, Shabani!’ and ‘This way, Shabani!’ whenever he comes out.”

We would love to reach out to Shabani for comment but quickly realized the gorilla is one of those vapid primates that are all looks and not exactly skilled with words.

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