After spending four months in the care of their rescuers, two young seals were more than eager to make it back to where they belong: the ocean.
For the very first time.
The seal pups, who were found abandoned on a beach last November in Norfolk, England, made a real splash in the animal world for one incredible reason. DNA tests proved they were the first-ever recorded pair of gray seal twins to have been found in the wild, making the discovery of the siblings a world first.
Members of Friends of Horsey Seals rescued the pups (a brother and sister) after they observed the mother of the pups had stopped feeding them, the Telegraph reported. The pups were just 10 days old at the time.
The seals are fraternal twins and were named after two robots from the "Star Wars" franchise, R2-D2 and C-3PO.
RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Center took in the two seals and became responsible for their care, with plans to release them back into the wild once they were grown enough to survive on their own.