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Coast Guard Transports Two Orphaned Walrus from Barrow
Three Pacific walruses separated from their mothers are under care at an Alaska aquarium.
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.