Unlucky otters find love in Cornwall

Apricot and Harris are getting on really well Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

An otter in Cornwall has found love with a new arrival at her animal sanctuary.

Apricot, the Asian Short Clawed Otter, found a "perfect partner" in a male named Harris.

Apricot moved to Cornwall from a centre in Birmingham last year after having a fall out with her sister. The team have been looking for a companion for her ever since.

Five-year-old Harris was also in need of a new home. He was born at the Welsh Mountain Zoo but was ousted by his family.

Apricot showed Harris around their new enclosure. Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Apricot was given a hormone implant before the pair were introduced to prevent her getting pregnant.

The team built an enclosure inside the Otter house to keep Harris and Apricot separate but also able to get to know each other.

The two are getting on Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

"Harris and Apricot were introduced today, and within five minutes they mated. They have spent the last couple of hours together with Apricot showing Harris around the enclosure and she even shared her food with him!"

Watch them enjoying their new home: