Lonely monkey with ‘human face’ has struggled to get a girlfriend for 19 years

A lonely monkey with a “human face” and a constantly distressed expression can’t get a girlfriend – so a zoo is trying to play matchmaker.

The 19-year-old monkey has been single is whole life after failing to woo a primate partner.

Tianjin Zoo is hoping to play matchmaker for the heartbroken little guy and finally find him a mate.

His worried or distressed expression went viral last year with viewers saying the little monkey looked “human”.

Zookeepers have blamed the monkey’s troubles on a “lack of fate”.

However, they have confessed he is aggressive and likes spending his time smashing up coconuts.

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“He is very active and aggressive. [He] likes playing with mud and smashing coconuts,” a zoo boss told Mail Online.

Thousands of people have come to the zoo to see the Margarita Island Capuchin after his face went viral.

He arrived at the zoo in 2002 – and previously had two females companions.

The little fella failed to woo both of them – and now they have both died, leaving him alone.

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“He currently has three playmates,” the zoo said.

“We bought three other Margarita Island Capuchins in 2016, but none of them is sexually mature yet.

“When the younger Capuchin monkeys grow up, we hope there will be chemistry between our human-faced monkey and one of them and he can finally find have a ‘wife’.”

The zoo have said his stardom however doesn’t mean much – saying its “business as usual.”

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The zoo said: “Keepers have been looking after him as normal.

“We have more than 20 types of monkeys in our monkey pavilion, and keepers will not give him any special treatment.”

Margarita Island Capuchins can usually live for 25 to 30 years.

It comes after a fish with a human face was also spotted in China sparking an online frenzy.

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