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As an island nation that sits on a number of major tectonic lines, Japan is no stranger to earthquakes. But the frequency of quakes by no means makes people any less afraid of them, especially after the disastrous 2011 Tohoku earthquake which left great swathes of Northeastern Japan in ruins.

So it’s quite reasonable that the Magnitude-5.6 earthquake which occurred on Monday, May 25 caused a bit of a panic. Despite being centered in Ibaraki Prefecture and affecting surrounding areas such as Tokyo and Saitama, there were, thankfully, no reports of any damage or injuries. But even so, many were still left with their nerves quite shaken.

That is, except for this super-chill gorilla at Chiba Zoo, who seemed straight-up bored, if anything.

While Twitter was being filled with tweets of panic from concerned Tokyoites on Monday afternoon, Chiba Zoo posted a rather calm update, reporting the nonchalant state of one of its resident gorillas.

The picture they included with the update shows a large male gorilla, reclined on his side and supporting himself on his elbow, his other arm perched upon his knee, and a look of utmost indifference on his face. The update reads: “That was a big earthquake wasn’t it? But our gorillas are calm.”

▼ Honey gorilla don’t care. He don’t give a ****.

Animals tend to have a more heightened sensitivity to earthquakes, often reacting even before an earthquake strikes. We’re not really sure whether we should be in awe of this guy’s collected attitude, or worried about his total lack of reaction. Either way, keep calm and carry on, gorilla-san.

Source: Golden Times, Twitter @ChibaZoo
Featured image: Know Your Meme