London, August 28 (ANI): Just like posters showing football ace David Beckham stripped to his briefs leave his women fans drooling, lovelorn lady gorillas at London Zoo were also found to have a similar reaction to pictures of a continental hunk.
The keepers of Mjukuu, 10, Effie, 16, and Zaire, 34-who have lacked male attention since the death of their silverback mate Bobby in December-recently gave the girls their first glimpse of 20-stone Yeboah, 12, who is due to arrive from France within weeks.
Judging by their reaction to the pictures, they hope that sparks should fly when the new boy arrives at London Zoo.
According to them, Zaire was the most appreciative, as she carefully wedged her pictures into the bark of tree to show them off to best effect.
Teenager Effie was found to tenderly clutch one of the photos to her bosom, but she later ate it.
Youngster Mjukuu also appeared to be delighted at the prospect of a new boyfriend, for she threw her head back and roared with joy.
"It would be nice to think they'll recognise him. I wouldn't be surprised if the penny drops when he arrives," the Daily Express quoted keeper Tracey Lee as saying.
The newspaper further revealed that German-born Yeboah was being shown pictures of the girls by staff at La Boissiere Du Dore zoo in the Loire, so that he would feel at home when they meet.
Lee said: "We think Yeboah will go for Mjukuu first because she's very pretty and she's a big flirt." (ANI)