A British zoo now has a helper for those awkward moments with the animals.
You know the moments: when the monkeys are a little too interested in piggy backs, the lions are "wrestling" or the tortoises are slowly climbing on top of one another like they're building little stacks of shells, two at a time.
Parents on excursions don't always plan for a lesson in mating, but as the Telegraph reports, the Chessington World of Adventures "birds and the bees consultant" has made it her job to explain the sensitive stuff.
A photo posted by the Telegraph shows Lisa Britton standing before a small group of children, next to a yellow, diamond-shaped sign that says "Animal Baby Making Zone. Questions?"
Britton tells the newspaper she added the lovemaking consultant job to her list of duties as primate supervisor at the zoo. She steps in when kids have questions, with parents' permission, and explains in matter-of-fact terms, like "breeding," "pregnant," and "genitals."
Parents' white lies about sex don't hold up here, especially at the enclosures where monkeys, lions, ostriches and tortoises live, because they tend to attract the most attention, she said.
Britton told the Telegraph she's seen many diversion tactics from uncomfortable parents at the zoo, and she has even been asked to make the animals stop mating.
Kids were able to see the results of all that mating in August, as the zoo said in a release there was an unusual summer baby boom, which brought baby Gentle Lemurs, a Standing's Day Gecko, four Meerkats and a Tamarin, which was named George after the royal baby.