Pointing at one heavy muscled and gleaming body on the ledge, one visitor joked that the zoo should consider a breeding program.
"You can tell why some people came here, like the big muscly men who clearly like parading around in thongs,'' said Damien Largey, 23.
However, the larger meaning behind the exhibit is to show that we humans, or rather, homo sapiens, are just a small part of a larger world.
I think the real point here is that we homo sapiens are special, but that doesn't mean we're entitled to ruin this planet. We share it - we don't own it.
Tom Mahoney, 26, decided to participate after his friend sent him an e-mail about the contest as a joke. Anything that draws attention to apes, he said, has his support.
"A lot of people think humans are above other animals,'' he told The Associated Press. "When they see humans as animals, here, it kind of reminds us that we're not that special.''
I don't know if you can see this on the link, but AOL took an informal poll to ask its members if this "human exhibit" was something they'd actually go to see. I voted "yes," but was surprised to see that, at the time I voted, 52% voted "no."
I swear, AOL is filled with some no-sense-of-humor-havin' mafakas.