Who Knew Walruses Were so Cuddly?

Written by on October 12, 2012 in Marine Life

This video (link no longer active) shows two orphaned walruses, Pakak and Mitik, who were rescued by the Alaska SeaLife Center.  They require constant care and seem to have really bonded with their caregivers.

Copyright © 2012 by Marine Science Today, a publication of Marine Science Today LLC.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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  1. Thanks for sharing Mitik and Pakak’s stories. We appreciate spreading the word about these two amazing animals.

    If you would like to see more videos of these two, check out these three videos that we took during their stay with us.

    This was of Pakak a few days after he arrived at our facility, the Alaska SeaLife Center – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az9z9rBUwig

    Here Pakak enjoys his pool – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzPrw1BE4Ws

    In this video you can see both Mikik and Pakak – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvvwMopeFfM

    For more pictures check out our FB fanpage – https://www.facebook.com/AlaskaSeaLifeCenter

    To help us help others like Mitik and Pakak, please consider donating – http://www.alaskasealife.org/New/about-ASLC/index.php?page=donations.php

    Alaska SeaLife Center
    Seward, Alaska

  2. Emily says:

    Thanks for the new videos! Love them all. Such amazing little animals.