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Rescued Alaskan Walrus being raised at SeaWorld

Posted at 1:27 PM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 13:40:19-05

Starting today, guests at SeaWorld Orlando can see two walrus calves named Aku and Ginger in the park's Wild Arctic Habitat.  

Ginger was born at SeaWorld in June.  Aku was rescued from a gold mining dredge off the coast of Alaska.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services decided to bring him to SeaWorld because the theme park has experience raising orphaned calves and to mate with Ginger.

Guest will be able to see the pair eat enrichments and consume nourishment during bottle feedings.

In a statement, SeaWorld pointed out, "Walruses face significant threats in the wild including habitat loss due to declining floating sea ice and a dwindling food supply. SeaWorld hopes the opportunity to see Ginger and Aku at Wild Arctic will inspire park guests to learn more about these incredible animals, the plight of walruses in the wild and what we can all do to help. "

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