Slippy is the only single penguin left in her group.
Three-year-old Slippy is the only single penguin left in her pack after all her friends coupled up years ago.
Matchmaking keepers picked out two potential male mates for Slippy but once again she was rejected – when her suitors paired up with EACH OTHER.
Catrin Thomas, penguin keeper at Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire where the Humboldt penguing lives, is not sure why her charge has been so unlucky in love.
She said: "I don't understand it - Slippy is a real catch.
"She's just like Monty - looking for love this Christmas.
"All of the other penguins coupled off this time last year and we had two males in mind for her.
"When it came down to it they decided to get together with each other, which was a shame for her."
Penguins naturally choose their own partners and mate for life, but in the 18 months Slippy has lived at Folly Farm she has remained sadly single.
Slippy is looking for love this Christmas.
I don't understand it - Slippy is a real catch
Ms Thomas is hoping that once the three chicks born this year at the farm mature, once might catch Slippy's eye.
She said: "We are hoping she will partner up next year but we can't be certain.
"The chicks have already started to follow her round trying to catch her eye.
"They're too young for her at the moment so they'll have to wait.
"Male Humboldt penguins do all the chasing - they make the nest and then start trying to attract a mate.
"The females then pick the penguin with the nicest home - they're a bit like gold-diggers really."