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A rare set of grey seal twins have been released back into the wild after 4 months of care

The country's first known set of twin grey seals were released back into the wild today after they'd been abandoned by their mother and cared for by the RSPCA at East Winch

Watch Kate Prout's report from Horsey Beach, Norfolk

R2-D2 and C-3PO, as they were named, were born at Horsey beach in Norfolk last November but left to struggle on their own at 3 weeks old. Staff at East Winch Animal Rescue Centre have been feeding them up for four months and, today, gave them their first taste of freedom in the sea,

"It was fantastic to see them dive under the wires and you think they're so hardwired, they know what they're doing. We don't teach them anything, we just get them fit enough to be released and it's up to them and they take their chances and off they go. So hopefully they'll have a nice, long, healthy life"

– Alison Charles, RSPCA East Winch

No one knows if the bother and sister will stay together but they are tagged and volunteer wardens from 'Friends of Horsey Seals' will keep an eye on their movements. More than 1000 grey seal pups were born on Horsey Beach this winter.