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Sealed with a kiss

24 Aug 2011
Sand and Jellyfish rub noses

Two orphaned seal pups will be released together after becoming attached while being cared for by the Scottish SPCA.

Three month old pups Jellyfish and Sand were rescued in Oban in June after they became parted from their mothers and have since become inseparable.

Centre manager Colin Seddon said, "This is an extremely rare display even for a male and female pair.

"Generally they tolerate one another but I have never seen two as close as this in thirty years of dealing with seals.

"They're always touching noses and sniffing each other and they're like a pair of synchronised swimmers.

"These two can't seem to bear being apart and even sleep side by side.

"They've certainly captured the hearts of everyone here.Sand and Jellyfish

"They'll be released as a pair as soon as they're ready to fend for themselves and there's every chance that they'll stay together."

We're currently caring for 14 young harbour seals and one grey seal at our Wildlife Rescue and Rehoming Centre near Dunfermline, Fife.

The pups would not be able to survive in the wild because they are unable to feed themselves at such a young age.

If anyone is concerned that a seal pup is injured or orphaned they should call our Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999 for advice.