Meet the Handsome Gorilla Women Are Flocking to See

This is Shabani. He’s a male gorilla at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Japan.

According to Rocket News, Shabani has been at the zoo since 2007, but only in the past few months has the gorilla gained popularity.

Young women are using the phrase イケメン (Ikemen) — a word usually reserved for speaking about handsome young men — when talking about the ape.

According to Japanese social media, the zoo has seen a sharp increase in female visitors in the wake of Shabani’s new notoriety.