A 234-pound baby walrus is coming to the New York Aquarium.
The animal was rescued from the ocean close to Alaska this past July and the New York Aquarium located in Brooklyn will welcome ‘Mitik’, that’s how he’s called, on Thursday. This Aquarium, run by the Wildlife Conservation Society, is one of only a few that exhibit walruses.
Mitik suffered from bladder problems and was not able to take a bottle. Now he’s gaining a pound a day.
“He is not out of the woods yet, but we are hopeful he will make a full recovery.”, said WCS Vice President and New York Aquarium Director Jon Forrest Dohlin.
Mitik was rescued with another male cave, named Pakak, who will be sent to the Indianapolis Zoo. They’re working together to help these baby walruses and thanks to the dedication they’re showing signs of improvement.
Noe I. for Windows of the World