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Two Otters Who Lost Their Previous Partners Have Found Each Other



  • Otters naturally live in pairs, so Harris has been very lonely for the past four years after losing his partner, Apricot.
  • The sanctuary decided to create an online profile for him in a fake dating site to find him a new lover.
  • That’s when they found Pumpkin, who, like Harris, has been lonely after she lost her partner Eric.

An otter from England had lost his mate and he was very lonely. So the sanctuary decided to create a dating profile for him and now he has found love again!

Harris is a 10-year-old Asian short-clawed otter who lives at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Cornwall. According to the sanctuary’s statement, his partner named Apricot passed away at the age of 16.

For four years he was living alone, so the team thought he was getting used to being lonely. Eventually, they created an online profile for him in a fake dating site called “Fishing for Love,” hoping to find him another otter that needs attention and love.

Photo Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

“I am very attentive, I love a cuddle, and I am a very good listener,” says his profile. “I will love you like no otter.”

Harry was rejected by his family from the Welsh Mountain Zoo and was rescued by the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in 2016.

A sanctuary curator, Tamara Cooper, said Harris and Apricot were a perfect match.

Photo Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

“He was a doting partner to Apricot, so when she passed away a few weeks back he was absolutely lost,” Tamara said.

Harris was such a great partner to Apricot that’s why the team thought he deserves a second chance. Besides, otters naturally live in pairs. 

Coincidentally, they found Pumpkin from the Sea Life Scarborough sanctuary, who, like Harris, also lost her partner Eric.

Photo Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

“Pumpkin has been extremely lonely so we are delighted that Harris will be coming to join her,”  the Sea Life Scarborough display curator, Todd German, said. “[We] hope his arrival will provide Pumpkin with comfort and companionship.”

However, introducing two otters can be very challenging most of the time. So they brought Harris to Pumpkin’s habitat to get the two properly acquainted.

“We will be very sad to see Harris go as he is such a character,” Tamara said. “But we will be keeping in touch regularly to see how him and Pumpkin get on.”

Source: CNN