‘Handsome’ gorilla’s birthday celebrated in Japan

Tokyo, Oct 20 (IANS) Hundreds of visitors on Tuesday celebrated the 19th birthday of a male gorilla popular for his good looks at a zoo in Japan’s Nagoya city.

Shabani’s handlers gave him a cake decorated with his favourite vegetables such as pumpkins, tomatoes and bell peppers, public broadcaster NHK reported.

About 500 visitors cheered when Shabani emerged from his cage and took a big bite out of the cake.

Some said “he is cool,” and others shouted “happy birthday”.

In human years, Shabani is in his late 30s.

A collection of photos of Shabani went viral online.

A woman said he is masculine and looks very good, even better than her husband.

A man with his family said he cannot rival Shabani in terms of good looks.

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