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LOVELORN GOOSE at Yorkshire Wildlife Park has stunned staff by falling in love with a sheep - after his companion went missing.
Tom the goose’s new found affection for Rosie the sheep is amusing visitors at the award-winning park. Keepers believe he has fallen for her after his mate's disappearance left him bereft and lonely.
He spends all his time loyally following Rosie about....and its clear the brazen bird isn’t planning to share his new-found love with anyone. If anyone gets too close to Rosie, Tom has not held back in shooing them away!
Tom turned his affections towards Rosie and started following her around all day after his goose mate went missing last month.
YWP Director, Cheryl Williams, said ‘No one knows what happened to Tom. It is not uncommon for animals to drift towards other animals when their companion goes missing. Without his mate he has now turned his full attention to Rosie. It certainly is entertaining to watch! But we are hoping that Tom will find a more suitable mate soon’
Walk through Yorkshire Wildlife Park is home to a wide variety of animals - from wild and endangered species, to less exotic animals, such as ducks, goats, donkeys and geese.
The innovative wildlife attraction brings visitors up close to some of the world's most beautiful - and at risk – species, including majestic lions, rare Amur Tigers and Leopards, African hunting dogs and playful baby lemurs.
Visitors will be amazed by their latest awe-inspiring animal reserve, Leopard Heights, the world’s largest and most spectacular leopard enclosure. Home to Amur Leopards, the most endangered big cat on the planet, it is spectacularly designed with an 8 meter tall viewing tower and 10-metre long glass viewing window.
YWP is Yorkshire’s acclaimed and fastest growing tourist attraction and offers a fun filled day for every member of the family.
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