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Oh deer, I think I love you (3)

(China Daily)

11:15, December 03, 2011

"Sex between different species of animals is not natural," argued Long Yongcheng from the US-based Nature Conservancy.

To answer the doubts, Li watched the pair closely for four days and finally caught them together on film. He then posted the photos on the website.

Cai Yue, a Beijing-based animal lover, is one of the fanatic web followers of the unusual love affair.

"When I first learned the news, I thought this might be a joke," Cai told China Daily. "But when I saw these photos, the love in their eyes touched my heart."

The zoo manager vowed not to separate them even when some netizens said they were offended by the photos. But after Long Hair fathered a baby lamb with the only female sheep in the zoo last weekend, the manager changed his mind.

"The baby sheep needs care from both parents," he said. "Since the sheep and the deer are not able to have kids, we decided to separate them."

The zoo's plan was to form a "normal family" for Long Hair, letting him live with the female sheep and his baby instead of staying with Chunzi all the time.

However, the separation, which lasted for more than two hours on Friday, was like a dramatic scene from a love story.

"Long Hair even hurt his baby and the female sheep with his horns. It scared us," Li said. "And Chunzi has been trying to lick Long Hair through the fence."

The zoo relented and promised it would let Long Hair and Chunzi "live happily ever after".

"We won't do anything to separate them. They will be together," Li said.

There was no word, however, on what the female sheep thought of the arrangement.

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Stana Fio at 2011-12-0646.115.21.*
This is such a romantic true story ... I love You, China ! ONly by you could have happen something like this and only oru newspaper could have got such a sweet, touching , full of good heart and good opinion about Love , article !

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