Thursday 21 September 2017

Valentine's treat for gay monkeys

Two love-struck gay spider monkeys will be given a special meal on Valentine's Day
Two love-struck gay spider monkeys will be given a special meal on Valentine's Day

Zoo-keepers are preparing a special Valentine's Day treat for a pair of love-struck gay monkeys named Elton and David.

The male spider monkeys, who share an enclosure in the zoo at Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire, became a couple last March, a park spokeswoman said.

She added: "They were given their names after they started going off together and hugging a lot. Elton is the more dominant of the couple."

Colin Bryan, the park's managing director, said: "They have been inseparable since they got together last year, and they love to spend their time cuddling and kissing one another.

"They make a wonderful couple and to celebrate their first Valentine's Day we plan to give them a special romantic meal."

The three-year-old monkeys will be given a special meal of fruit and nuts.

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