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Women flock to zoo to see 'hunky' gorilla

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Steroids... That ape has been either hitting the gym pretty hard or someone's been giving him some of those muscle enhancing food supplements.

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Next thing we know the Abe government will start subsidizing Japanese men to make themselves look like this ape so the birthrate in Japan can rise...

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Things must be pretty bad in Japan when an actual Gorilla becomes a sex symbol of sorts.

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Let's uh... let's not do this, Japan.

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Women say he’s very good-looking?..........From what angle in the psychiatric assessment unit would that be? Quadrupedally challenged, knuckle-walker, with atrocious table manners and a diet to match, frequently dinning on small animal prey such as grubs, caterpillars, snails, termites and ants..........

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Quadrupedally challenged, knuckle-walker, with atrocious table manners and a diet to match, frequently dining on small animal prey such as grubs, caterpillars, snails, termites and ants..........

OMG, I think I had a blind date with that guy!

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My wife, Japanese, just shook her head and uttered, 'baka janai no?'

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After a few more years of captivity unfortunately you can be sure he will not be as fit - both mentally and physically.

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After a few more years of captivity unfortunately you can be sure he will not be as fit - both mentally and physically.

You mean, he'll be getting married?

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You really have to wonder what's going on in the minds of women that actually find a gorilla physically attractive (or any men who might think the same about female animals of the non-human variety). And the anthropomorphism is a wee bit over the top here as well.

“He will look you in the eye and sometimes if you’re taking photos it will look like he’s posing for you like a model,” said Ishikawa. “But he’s the head of a group of five gorillas so it’s likely he’s just watching out for them and keeping an eye on you.”

People will see what they want to see. Period.

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A gym hitting gorrila,it's big in Japan.

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Flocking to support cruelty.

Zoos are prisons for these pitiful animals...only the animals are not criminals, only the people who enslave them are.

Japan's zoos are notoriously bad. What century are we living in?

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Yet these women like their men either painfully thin and tall or with paunch. I don't get it.

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I'd guess social media would be to blame for this becoming popular. Poor animal must be thinking "stupid humans!"

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I went to the Bronx Zoo as a kid. The silverback there was pissed at something, punched a heavy steel door, and his fist left a big impression in the door.

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Ha ha ha! This article is hilarious. And we wonder why Japan has a declining birthrate? He's described as a ''hunk'', and a father who always ''looks over his children'', no doubt a real alpha male. And meanwhile human males spend their time fantasizing over AKB and big boobed anime heroines, while the women despair that their ''prince charming'' that they've dreamed about since childhood is only a figment of their imaginations. As for the gorilla ''looking them in the eye'', he's probably wondering what all the fuss is about.

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You have to see other pictures of him. He is good looking. I'd say intelligent looking.

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Sexless life is really cruel for some women...

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Disgusting..... He's a gorilla!

Flocking to support cruelty. Zoos are prisons for these pitiful animals...only the animals are not criminals, only the people who enslave them are.

In many cases without zoos to educate and maintain a population the captive animals could fade into extinction.

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tinawatanabe: "You have to see other pictures of him. He is good looking. I'd say intelligent looking."

I rest my case.

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at least this gorilla is caged, can't say much about the loose one's found in Roppongi, plenty of gorillas and bamboos don't need to go to a zoo.

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The silverback there was pissed at something, punched a heavy steel door, and his fist left a big impression in the door.

this gorilla's all the buzz in my ladies' classes. I have a lot of trouble explaining the term "silverback," though. Does anyone know what that is in Japanese?

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Take him to Roppongi!

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I,m with smith on this..this is just so ridiculously laughable :-)

sillygirlJUN. 28, 2015 - 07:01PM JST Yet these women like their men either painfully thin and tall or with paunch. I don't get it.

Well, the gorilla doesn't bring home a monthly paycheck...the underweight salaryman type does however :-)

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That gorilla does look more intelligent than many guys ( see the other pictures tinawatanabe mentioned ), hee hee, but it's still a gorilla.

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Note to all 2 meter tall steroid built muscular types with ape-like features, a love for kids and a penchant for looking intently at his surroundings. Move to Nagoya. The chicks will love you.

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Some people are taking this way too seriously. It's just a marketing ploy. Last year it was the kawaii capybara, this year it's the ikemen gorilla.

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"ikemen gorilla"

Hee hee!

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Next some city official will make him a citizen.

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First it was Buddhist statues, now women have the hots for gorillas? When will actual men come back in the picture?

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@ Smith in Japan.

I must say TOUCHÉ! Point-Smith!

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@DaDude

When they are actually men i'd guess.

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"Next some city official will make him a citizen"

Or a hero!

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Well I guess he's better than those soshoku danshi. So I don't blame these j-gals.

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Women flock to zoo to see 'hunky' gorilla

Wha . . ??

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I know a J-guy who has the nickname "Doraemon" (He likes the name) Has a head the size of a beach ball.

He'd give this gorilla a run for his money.

Ladies....form an orderly queue!

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"Gorilla Fetishes" jeez J-women are always extreme. This will surely give people from adult video industry new ideas about their new projects.

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I hope the added publicity will lead to improved conditions for the gorilla and other animals at this zoo. Less concrete would be nice.

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@tinawatanabe

He is good looking. I'd say intelligent looking.

Of course he is good looking as late legends of J actors Ken Takakura or Toshio Mifune. I do not understand the word of intelligent looking.

He may be too dumb for J girls. If one of fans of J girl try to touch him, she will not survive another day.

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I do not understand the word of intelligent looking.

It's about only his looks. I saw other pictures of his which a Japanese site jokingly says "The Thinker" of Rodin.

He may be too dumb for J girls. If one of fans of J girl try to touch him, she will not survive another day.

That wild? i wouldn't touch then. Good looking but not my type anyway.

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More recently, at a different zoo, I also once watched a silverback vomit and then eat it again.

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