A ram and a deer are set to be “married” at a zoo in south-western China on Valentine’s Day
Changmao the ram and Chunzi the doe’s “unconventional relationship” have made them popular with the public.
The Yunnan Provincial Wildlife Park in Kunming city will be issuing tickets to the event, the China News Service reports.
The pair were forcibly separated last year but were eventually reunited.
At least 500 tickets at 66 yuan ($10) will be issued for their “wedding day”, China Daily reports. The animals will be clad in “wedding clothes”.
But Changmao has not been exactly faithful to Chunzi. He fathered a baby lamb with the zoo’s only female sheep.
That was why zoo officials decided to separate the ram and the doe in November last year.
However, when zookeepers put Changmao with his lamb and its mother, he became violent. Chunzi, for her part, squeezed through the fence to be near him.
The ram and doe had been raised together in one group at the park.
“We put them together because they were all herbivores,” Liu Gencheng, a park official, was quoted by Xinhua as saying.
Zookeepers had noticed that the pair were affectionate towards each other, with Chunzi often licking Changmao’s hair, and Changmao attacking male deer that dared approach the doe.
The pair became famous after a local TV station aired a report about them.
In Chinese, Changmao means long hair and Chunzi means pure.
Scientists are advising the public not to put too much human meaning into the pair’s behaviour, saying that “leaving them alone is the best choice”.
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5 thoughts on “RAM AND DEER TO MARRY ON VALENTINE'S DAY”
OMG what an amazing story! So the deer cheated on ram. But the ram forgave him and they are going to get marry. What a happy ending!
A much better story is the Valentine Day Alien Sex for Beginners, read about it and video to go along with story! The Ram and Deer might be cute but it does not hold a candle to "alien sex". http://www.educatinghumanity.com/2012/02/alien-se…
It was a sweet story, then they have to go and spoil it by making them dress up and charging people to watch the wedding.
Who is going to be the bridesmaid?
A wonderful story on this valentine day. It is really nice that they are going to get married .Really amazing.