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Seal sent to all-girls enclosure after continually falling pregnant

A 'randy' seal has been sent to an all-girls enclosure after she kept getting pregnant - even to infertile males.

Sija, came to Cornwall Seal Sanctuary from Belgium, and soon mated with an ageing male, Babyface, thought to be infertile. The common seal was put on the contraceptive pill by keepers in Gweek, Cornwall, but she became pregnant with a second pup.

Sija and Pup at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, in 2014. Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Following the birth, a decision was made to send Sija to Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park, where there are no male seals. She has been joined at the sanctuary by her visually impaired surrogate mother Luna.

The wildlife teams said they plan to give the seals "lots of extra love" to "keep them occupied"

Females Sija (Left) and Luna (Right) caring for the newest addition to the family in 2014. Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

VIDEO: Seals saved from storms at sanctuary

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary at Gweek has come to the rescue of seal pups in difficulties this year. Most of them are undernourished because they're finding it so hard to get food in the stormy seas. Others have been damaged.

Here's a video of some of the seals being looked after at the sanctuary.

To find out more about the sanctuary's work, click here.

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Seal sanctuary inundated after storms

Dan Jarvis from the Cornish Seal Sanctuary at Gweek says the rescue centre has been inundated with malnourished seal pups since the storms began before Christmas.

They've come from all over Cornwall, and even Plymouth in the past few weeks but the message is, if you see a seal in trouble, stay clear and contact the sanctuary. It may be, they just need time to recover before heading back to the sea.