Drusillas Park, Alfriston, has issued a lonely hearts add to find one of their monkey’s an adopter this Valentine’s Day.

Six-year-old Maarten, a black and white Colobus monkey, is one of the only animals at the park without an adopter.

Keepers are now looking to find Maarten the perfect match.

Sophie Leadbitter, Head Keeper, said:

“Obviously Maarten is loved by his keepers and visitors alike, but it’s heartbreaking for us to see his empty adoption plaque outside his enclosure every day.

“He is a gentle monkey who enjoys relaxing in the summer sun or enjoying a snooze on his back after a tasty meal.

“He has beautiful dark eyes, a bushy white tail and is a perfect animal to adopt for a loved one this Valentine’s Day.”

Keeper Sophie with the empty adoption plaque at Drusillas
Keeper Sophie with the empty adoption plaque at Drusillas

There are currently four Colobus monkeys residing at Drusillas Park.

They are usually found in central Africa, eating fruit and leaves.

Like a cow, Colobus monkeys have three or four chambers to their stomachs to help break down food.

This digestion process is known to make them burp, but keepers are hoping that will not deter potential adopters.

To find  out more about adopting Maarten, visit Drusilla’s website here.