New York City’s most prized citizen, Mitik (“Mitt”) the baby walrus, is safe and sound and still adorable—despite the fact that all 14 acres of Coney Island’s New York Aquarium were submerged yesterday. From the New York World:
Aquarium employees remained onsite when the storm made landfall Monday evening and stayed through the night. There they were able watch over the aquarium’s newest inhabitant, the 236-pound walrus baby Mitik. The calf arrived earlier in the month from Alaska, and Jim Breheny, executive vice president of the aquarium, said his care hadn’t been interrupted by the flooding.
“As an orphaned calf, he was experiencing some health issues when he came to us as a rescue,” said Breheny in a statement. “We have been monitoring his condition carefully since his arrival and continued this around-the-clock care throughout the duration of the storm.”