A MONKEY who struggled to find love has now fathered his second child – just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Last year, Drusillas zoo park in Alfriston sent out a lonely hearts advert for its colobus monkey Maarten.

The zoo said the “bachelor” Maarten “struggled with his confidence and couldn’t seem to catch a break”.

He was rejected by all the female monkeys in his harem and was the only animal at the zoo never to have been adopted.

But in a happy turn of events, Maarten was adopted by several admiring zoo visitors, and has now fathered two children.

The second was born

just before Valentine’s Day.