Sealed With A Kiss
Sea Life Sanctuary rescued seal pups fall in love
Romance is in the air in time for Valentine's Day at the National Seal Sanctuary in Gweek as two of the Sanctuary's rescued seal pups are falling in love.

Ginny and Dobby have caused a stir in the Sanctuary after the two seals were moved into the same pool together and have been inseparable since.

Ginny was rescued malnourished in October from Godrevy at only
3 days old. Dobby was rescued from Sennen beach in the middle of November with large wounds to his flippers. Both are doing well in their rehabilitation process.
Dobby (right) shares a loving smile with Ginny
Sanctuary staff member Laura Ward says: "It's normal that some seal pups tend to get on better with each other than others, but we've never seen two seal pups quite as in love as these two,

"The minute they gazed across the pool at each other they seemed to fall in love and rushed forward to get close to one another."
Sealed with a Kiss! The two pups have been seen to be copying each other's swimming, sharing their fish together and even having the odd 'kiss'. Laura added: "One time we needed to separate them so we could clean the pool, and they cried loudly constantly until they were let back in together".

The romance is in the air just as the Sanctuary prepares for a busy February half term, when visitors will be able to see the playful seal pups and resident seals for themselves.

Over the holiday there will be interactive talks and demonstrations, and visitors will be invited to help feed the seals and investigate the rock pool where they will be able to hold a crab or a starfish.
The centre opens from 10am daily. Please visit or call 0871 423 2110 for further details.

Press Release issued by: The National Seal Sanctuary
For more information please contact Laura Ward by email or on 01326 221361
Date: 5th February 2010

Caption for image 1: Dobby (right) shares a loving smile with Ginny

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