He has a face only a mother could love - but unfortunately for this adorable little seal his big blue eyes and sweet disposition weren’t enough to win her affections.
In fact the pup’s ginger fur and pink flippers proved too much for the mother who abandoned him, earning him the title of the world’s loneliest pup.
“There are too many redheads in relation to demand,” he told told Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet. “I do not think you chose a redhead, unless the partner - for example, the sterile male - has red hair, or because the lone woman has a preference for redheads. And that’s perhaps not so many, especially in the latter case.”
Mr Schou said the only reliable demand for sperm from redheaded donors from Ireland, where he said it sold “like hot cakes”.
The Telegraph: “Sperm bank turns down redheads”.