Women in Japan are going bananas over a hunky male gorilla named Shabani. 

Photos of the buff 18-year-old silverback gorilla went viral after women began sharing them on Twitter.  

According to officials at the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya, there has been a sharp increase in female visitors who are coming to see the hairy heartthrob. 

His loving Twitter following often refers to him as an "ikemen," which means a "good-looking man."

Shabani grew up in an Australian zoo, but was moved to Japan in 2007 to mate with three female gorillas. He has since produced two healthy male offspring.

Check out the photos below to see why women are going ape over Shabani. 

 


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