1. Oct 30, 2012 10:40pm

    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.”

     Via NYW.

     
  1. mysarahruth reblogged this from gawkercom and added:
    don’t worry, guys: mitik is ok!
  2. fangandclaw reblogged this from gawkercom and added:
    THE WALRUSES ARE SAFE THANK GOD
  3. brosophila reblogged this from gawkercom and added:
    ;_;
  4. mldress reblogged this from gawkercom and added:
    Squee!
  5. laylalux reblogged this from jennavalentine and added:
    AWE!!!!
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  7. charlottepines reblogged this from gawkercom and added:
    don’t worry everyone! mitik is fine!
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  10. iwanttoseepulaskiatnight reblogged this from gawkercom and added:
    why is this baby walrus so cute?
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    mindenki nyugodjon meg!!
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