Big baby walrus coming to NYC aquariumOctober 11, 2012 in Biology / Plants & Animals
(AP)—A 234-pound baby walrus is coming to the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium in Brooklyn.
The Coney Island aquarium is only one of a few institutions in the country that exhibit walruses. It has two other walruses. Nuka is 30 years old and Kulu is 17.
Mitik was found by a hunting vessel several miles offshore. Initially, he suffered from bladder problems and was unable to take a bottle. The Alaska Sea Life Center says he's now putting on a pound a day.
He will spend the first month in quarantine at the aquarium's medical facility. He will join the exhibit next spring.
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