Seals keep forbidden love alive via FaceTime
Radio New Zealand
October 23, 2015 6:03 pm
The two harbour seals, Sija and Babyface, were introduced in 2007 after Sija was transferred from captivity in Belgium to a seal sanctuary in Cornwall, in England’s southwest.
However, when Sija then became pregnant for a second time, even after being placed on birth control, keepers decided to separate the two.
She was moved to an all-female enclosure at the Sea Life Adventure Park in Weymouth, Dorset, 257 kilometres away.
Now, after only a few months apart, Sija and Babyface have been reunited by what their keepers are calling a “seal FaceTime”.
“She’s settled in really well with the rest of the girls and the pool here, but we thought it would be nice to let Sija and Babyface catch up with each other after being apart all summer,” Sea Life Weymouth display curator Fiona said.