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see otters at the seal sanctuary when staying at hotel near Fowey, Cornwall

An otter in Cornwall has found love with a new arrival at her animal sanctuary. Enjoy a stay at our hotel near Fowey, Cornwall and visit the sanctuaries and animal parks across the county where you can see some local rescued animals and exotic animals and birds from across the world.



The Asian Short Clawed Otter, called Apricot found the perfect partner in a male named Harris. Both otters had issues in the old homes.

Apricot moved to Cornwall from a centre in Birmingham after a fall out with her sister just last year and the team have been looking for a suitable companion for her since. Harris is five years old and had been looking for a new family after being ousted by his family at a zoo in Wales.

Before they were introduced, Apricot was given a hormone implant to prevent her from getting pregnant, and the team made sure to introduce the two otters slowly with an enclosure built inside the otter house so Apricot and Harris were separate but could also get to know each other.

Tamara Cooper, curator at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary which houses the otters, said: "At first Apricot was a bit angry! But we noticed over the following days she started to calm down and they began feeding together."

The two cute otters could be seen together with Apricot showing Harris around the enclosure and sharing food.

Our luxury hotel near Fowey, Cornwall, is a great location for seeing the local wildlife, from boat rides from Fowey Harbour to walks along coastal and country paths as well as the sanctuary and animal parks.

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Photo by: Cornwall Seal Sanctuary

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