Robert: Zoo hires singer to get monkeys “in the mood”

Published on February 14th, 2022 @ 11:53 AM


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A British zoo is looking to increase the population of its endangered monkeys and are hoping to set the mood with some sultry love songs.

The Trentham Monkey Forest in Stafford, England says it has hired an experienced Marvin Gaye impersonator to perform for some of the zoo’s Barbary macaques. His set list includes classic Gaye songs like “Let’s Get it On” and “Sexual Healing”.

“We thought it could be a creative way to encourage our females to show a little affection to males that might not have been so lucky in love,” explains Park Director Matt Lovatt. “Females in season mate with several males so paternity among our furry residents is never known. Each birth is vital to the species with Barbary macaques being classed as endangered.”

Zookeepers will discover whether the visit had any effect on the monkeys when birthing season arrives this Spring.

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