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Orphan Walrus Sent to NYC Aquarium

This is the sweetest story you will read all day. A 234-pound orphaned walrus will arrive at the New York Aquarium in Brooklyn on Thursday after an improbable journey from Alaska. Mitik, the walrus calf, was shipped from Alaska in a crate the size of a FedEx cargo jet and was accompanied by a veterinarian and a handler. Only a few aquariums in the country even exhibit walruses. Mitik will join 30-year-old Nuka and 17-year-old Kulu at the Coney Island facility.

October 10, 2012 7:28 AM