On the left is American actor George Clooney. On the right is Japanese gorilla Shabani. Both have sent many female hearts aflutter with their rakishly good looks. The BBC calls Shabani the "metrosexual gorilla."
Well, hello there, miss. Welcome to my cage. Would you care for a drink?
Shabani, 18, lives at the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens. In March, he came to the attention of young Japanese women on social media. The BBC reports how women describe him:
Ikemen: It's the Japanese slang for "handsome guy". The word is a combination of "I-ke" (pronounced "ee-kay"), which is an abbreviation of a word meaning "cool" or just "good", and "men" derived from the English. […]
Dark and brooding: According to local media reports, many women who flock to see Shabani in action are using words of admiration often attributed to the likes of George Clooney or Hugh Jackman or Japan's own Ken Watanabe - "shibui" (meaning "bitter") and "nihiru" (derived from the English "nihilistic") both used to describe "dark and brooding" men.
Unfortunately, ladies, Shabani is taken. He's already married--to another gorilla 24 years his senior! He has a son, too. But you're welcome to visit him at the zoo. Just expect cold stares from his wife.
-via Oddity Central