Baby Gorilla & Cold Stethoscope: Yakini Celebrates 14th Birthday (PICTURES)


Brrrr that's cold!

Remember this little guy? Over the years he's the star of a thousand memes, Facebook profile pictures and posters.

And he's all grown up now.

Baby Yakini winces at the touch of cold steel during a check up at Melbourne Zoo

Yakini the silverback gorilla turns 14 on Thursday - and here he is in surly teenage mode examining his presents at Werribee Open Range Zoo in Melbourne.

It's hard to imagine this is the same little chap pictured wincing at the chill of the vet's stethoscope all those years ago without wanting to pinch his cheeks and mutter "My, hasn't he grown!"

A teenage Yakini eyes his birthday gifts

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