A 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 affection for Rosie the sheep is amusing visitors at the award-winning park in Branton, Doncaster, say bosses.
Keepers believe he has fallen for her after his mate’s disappearance left him bereft and lonely.
He spends all his time following Rosie about loyally - and staff at the attraction say it is clear the brazen bird isn’t planning to share his friend with anyone.
If anyone gets too close to Rosie, Tom has not held back in shooing them away, a spokesman for the attraction said.
Tom turned his affections towards Rosie and started following her around all day after his goose mate went missing last month.
Park 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.”