A lonely otter at a sanctuary finds love online through a dating site built just for him

A photo of Harris and his first mate, Apricot, in 2019. She died a few weeks ago, leaving one lonely otter.

(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.
Harris was paired up with Apricot, who died at age 16.
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."
    The Cornish Seal Sanctuary team created Harris a dating profile, sending it out in the hope of finding his new perfect match.
    Harris came to the sanctuary in 2016 after being rejected from his family at the Welsh Mountain Zoo.
    Tamara Cooper, curator at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, said there was something about Harris that checked all the boxes for Apricot.
    "He was a doting partner to Apricot, so when she passed away a few weeks back he was absolutely lost," Cooper said.
    Because otters naturally live in pairs and Harris was such a good partner, the team thought he deserved a second chance at love.
    Luckily, there was an otter named Pumpkin at Sea Life Scarborough sanctuary, who had recently lost her own elderly partner named Eric.
    Pumpkin, a female otter, recently lost her partner Eric.