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VIDEO: Real Life Penguin Love Story In Cornwall

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:02am 12th November 2014 (Updated 7:18am 12th November 2014)

A real life penguin love story comes to Cornwall.

Gweek Seal Sanctuary's four lone penguins have finally paired up.

The birds find a partner for life, and become very attached.

When female penguin Lola's partner died, Pine was introduced in hope they would fall for each other. But Lola fell for Gilbert instead.

Pine was left on his own but now he has found the centre's last lone female Yoni.

The love story comes just as John Lewis releases its Christmas TV advert about the love-lorn penguin Monty.
Penguins in love
Tamara Cooper is the animal care supervisor. She said: "They usually pair up for life and the first bond is usually the strongest, so if one of them unfortunately passes away, the bond they have after that usually won't be as strong. But we have not really found that case at all and they are completely head over heels in love.

"They are doing all of the callings to each other, when they're not together they're call for each other. Yoni will bring Pine into the nest box with her and do they will do all the beak tapping with each other, which means they have a really strong bond.

Spokesperson Eileen Keeling said: "They are the youngest of our birds, and until recently were more concerned with having fun than with romance.

"Just lately though our animal care team have noticed the pair indulging in more and more canoodling and mutual preening.

"Seeing their relationship blossom has been a really heart-warming experience and now they are a proper pair it has made our Christmas already, and guaranteed a happy and affectionate festive season for all six of our birds."

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