The Alaska Sealife Center has taken in a one month old pacific walrus calf who was found alone on the North Slope of Alaska— an incredibly rare location for a pacific walrus to end up. Walrus calves are highly dependent on their mothers in their first two years of life, and staff at the ASC have stepped in to provide maternal care for the youngster. The calf is on a 24-hour care schedule to aid in social and emotional development, which includes having round-the-clock cuddle time and being fed formula by bottle several times a day. ASC workers have formed close bonds with the walrus so far and look forward to watching it grow.
Image via Alaska Sea Life
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