Skip to comments.Baby Walrus Adapts to Life in City
Posted on 10/20/2012 1:01:43 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
A team of 15 is caring for him around the clock. His favorite toy is a plastic bucket. He has taken swimmingly to a large pool. And on Friday, he had his first taste of solid food surf clams.
Hes hitting every milestone were hoping to see, said Jon Forrest Dohlin, director of the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn, part of the Wildlife Conservation Society. He still has some issues with his bladder, but they are trending in the right direction. Behaviorally, hes doing great and were feeling good about his progress.
He was describing Mitik, or Mit for short, one of two walrus calves separated from a herd in the Artic Ocean and orphaned in Alaska in July. The Alaska SeaLife Center took them in and found new homes for each. (The other walrus, Pakak, went to the Indianapolis Zoo.) The New York Aquarium, eager for a young companion for its two older walruses, stepped up, flying a staff member, Martha Hiatt, to Alaska to work with Mit for a month.
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Is this a cutie pie or what?
Darling seal too!
Um, yes, of course—sooooo good to see you, FW!
♪ ♫ ♬ Coo-coo-ca-choo... ♪ ♫ ♬
For a second I thought it was a Candy Crowley thread.
I know my last post was just too easy...but you kinda teed it up!...lol
(Let me know sometime how your garden etc turned out for the year...you guys all done picking and harvesting, like we are up here, or do you continue growing stuff all year long?)
“I can has bucket, mama?”
That baby is so adorable I’d give him every bucket I could rustle up!
Veritable eye candy.
” For a second I thought it was a Candy Crowley thread.”
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