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A happy youngster in Torquay plays in the water with her new toy… This is Gemini, the two-year-old fur seal pup at Living Coasts.

Her new toy was custom made by dry suit manufacturers O'Three Ltd. of Portland, in Dorset. Kiesha Summers, from O'Three, explained: “We supplied Living Coasts with dry suits. When we came to visit, both the penguins and Gemini were fascinated by the neoprene hoods – and this gave us an idea. Our clever seamstresses covered a football in 1.5mm double lined Neoprene with a small Velcro opening for a pump.”

Living Coasts Operations Manager Clare Rugg said: “Gemini and Lee are very pleased. She – and he - loves new toys!”

Gemini, born on 3rd June 2014, was hand-reared because her mother was unable to produce milk and had to be taught how to swim by zoo keeper Libor Mach.

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