Coast Guard Transports Two Orphaned Walrus from Barrow

Three Pacific walruses separated from their mothers are under care at an Alaska aquarium.

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew secures a kennel containing a walrus calf for transport in Barrow, Alaska July 30, 2012. The Coast Guard transported three abandoned and malnourished walrus calves to Anchorage for veterinary assistance at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Joe Klinker.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three Pacific walruses separated from their mothers are under care at an Alaska aquarium.

The three males are believed to be from the same group of walruses that floated on ice past Barrow, the nation's northernmost city on Alaska's northern coast, on July 17.

The first abandoned calf was found stranded in a Barrow lagoon late last week. It was flown on a commercial flight to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward.

The other two calves were found Monday near Barrow, malnourished and in need of veterinary care.

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