Lonely otter finds love online through a dating site built just for him

CNN – A seal sanctuary in England made a dating profile for a lonely otter who lost his mate – and now he’s found love again.

Harris, a 10-year-old Asian short-clawed otter at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Cornwall, England, lost his partner Apricot after she died at age 16, according to a press release from the sanctuary. He was alone for the first time in four years and had appeared to go back to his bachelor ways. The team created Harris an online dating profile for a fake dating site they dubbed ‘Fishing for Love’, in hopes of finding another otter in need of love and affection. “I am very attentive, I love a cuddle, and I am a very good listener,” the profile said. “I will love you like no otter.” Harris came to the sanctuary in 2016 after being rejected from his family at the Welsh Mountain Zoo.

Luckily, there was an otter named Pumpkin at Sea Life Scarborough sanctuary, who had recently lost her own elderly partner named Eric. “Pumpkin has been lonely so we are delighted that Harris will be coming to join her,” said Todd German, the Sea Life Scarborough display curator.