Animals

By Jamie Smith


A photogenic gorilla is taking the internet by storm after his animal magnetism caused a stir among female fans.

Richard the gorilla has become well known for his smouldering poses – where he appears to look almost human.

Pic by Lucie Stepnickova/Caters News 

His pouting poses have gained him an army of online fans.

And his latest pictures are no different – as the latest image of him, taken by photographer Lucie Štěpničková, sees him leaning against a wall and winking at the camera in a pose befitting a male model.

Pic by Lucie Stepnickova/Caters News 

Pic by Lucie Stepnickova/Caters News 

Lucie, who has been photographing Richard for more than a decade at his home in Prague zoo, said: “Richard is very human-like in his appearance.

“His unusual look has made him very popular on social media – people seem to think he is quite handsome.

Pic by Lucie Stepnickova/Caters News

“He is definitely my favourite subject to photograph.”