Offbeat: Video - Seal pup ‘who’s the father’ mystery

From left: PO Adam Hilton,  Father Christmas, Captain Peter Towell, CPO Chris 'Paddy' Gilkes and Malcolm Dent

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A seal pup conceived during a “holiday romance” has sparked a “who’s the father?” mystery.

Common seal Tyne was staying in Scarborough last July while her usual home at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary in Norfolk was being rebuilt following tidal surge flood damage in 2013.

Tyne and her seal pup. Picture: SWNS

Tyne and her seal pup. Picture: SWNS

No one realised she was pregnant until she gave birth to a healthy pup last Friday, the Hunstanton sanctuary said.

Staff believe one of five Scarborough seals impregnated her during her stay.