A ZOO has come up with an unusual Valentine’s Day gift.

Drusillas Park in Alfriston is offering supporters the chance to adopt a lovebird for their partner, to celebrate on February 14.

Head zookeeper Sophie Leadbitter said: “We can’t think of anything more romantic than adopting a lovebird for your partner this Valentine’s Day.

“Lovebirds are monogamous and they mate for life, so they set the perfect example for a long and happy relationship.”

Sophie said the zoo’s black-cheeked lovebirds set the bar high for romance.

She said: “Cupid’s arrow is permanently aimed at our lovebird enclosure and the happy couples frequently lay new eggs.

“Last year we had 30 eggs hatching at the same time.

“They can be seen cuddling up to each other all day long, forever pruning and nuzzling one another, showing that affection and care really are vital ingredients to a successful partnership.”

All animal adopters will receive complimentary tickets to visit their adopted animal, an adoption certificate signed by a Zoo Director, an adoption plaque on or near the enclosure of their adopted animal and a picture of the animal species they have adopted.

Adoption packages start at £45.

To adopt a lovebird, go to drusillas.co.uk/adopt-an-animal.