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Shabani, Japan's most handsome gorilla

Updated 3:11 AM ET, Fri June 26, 2015
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A surprisingly hunky male gorilla, Shabani, has female humans going ape after mugshots of the 18-year-old animal began going viral on Twitter in Japan. Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Zoo officials tell CNN that young women and families have been flocking to see the pretty primate. Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
About one hundred admirers constantly surround his exhibit. Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
On Twitter, excited social media users are swapping photos of the hairy heartthrob. Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Shabani is no brute: The gorilla is said to be an excellent father. Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
A zoo official says: "He seems to have noticed his new popularity, but he's kept it very cool." Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens