Pumpkin finds her 'significant otter' at Scarborough Sea Life Centre
Love is in the air for two cute creatures at Scarborough Sea Life Centre.
Pumpkin the otter had been becoming increasingly lonely since losing her mate Eric earlier this year.
But, thanks to the centre's animal care team, she has a new significant 'otter' - Harris.
Harris had been living at Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek and has also recently lost his partner, Apricot.
Scarborough Sea Life Centre posted on social media: "Whilst it first appeared that Harris may have resigned himself back to the bachelor lifestyle, it soon became clear that he was starting to miss somebody to snuggle up and watch Netflix with so the teams in Gweek and Scarborough managed to match them up and cheeky Harris has since moved up to Scarborough to be with Pumpkin.
"Without wanting to rush into things too soon, the pair first moved into 'rented accommodation' at the centre where they got to know each other in private.
"However as their love has continued to grow, they have now received the keys to their forever home and are now ready to meet you all!
"Harris will, of course, be keeping in touch with his Cornish family in Gweek. He's taken a liking to phones so WhatsApp it is!
"These two have certainly proved that you can most definitely find love in lockdown and we are delighted to welcome Harris to the Sea Life Scarborough family."
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