LONDON — Brace yourself for a double dose of serious, seal-themed cuteness.

Last December, a seal gave birth to two pups that were thought to be the first recorded grey seal twins in the UK.

Now, following more tests, it’s been confirmed that the brilliantly named R2-D2 and C-3PO are actually the first grey seal twins to be recorded in the world.


Here’s the female, R2-D2.

Image: RSPCA


And this chilled dude is C-3PO.

Image: RSPCA

“It must happen in the wild from time to time, but we have never had knowledge of wild grey seal twins,” Institute of Marine Research spokesperson Anne Kirstine Frie was quoted as saying by the BBC. Read more…

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R2-D2 and C-3PO are the ‘world’s first’ twin grey seal pups that will steal your heart