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  • 8 February 2012, 13:09

Zoo to 'marry' sheep and deer

Unlikely couple /Quirky China News

A Chinese zoo is to mark Valentine's Day with a 'cross species wedding' between a sheep and a deer.

Keepers at Yunnan Wild Animal Park in Kunming, Yunnan Province, say the ram and doe are "deeply in love".

At first, they tried separating the unlikely pair - but put them back together again because they were so unhappy.

They say the couple, named Long Hair and Pure Girl, attempt to mate nearly every day.

The zoo is selling tickets for the wedding and has produced a range of T-shirts to mark the event.

"We initially were in a great dilemma of whether to separate them, but their long insistence and commitment to true love changed our mind and won most people's support," said zoo manager Li Li.

"Now we have shown the courage to give them the grand wedding they deserve."

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