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.