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Norway’s famed walrus killed out of concern for the safety of the public

A walrus that had become a popular attraction in the Oslo Fjord has been put down out of concern for the safety of the public, Norwegian officials say. The walrus, nicknamed Freya, rose to fame after clambering on to boats to sunbathe – sometimes sinking them. People refused warnings not to get too close to […]

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Walrus leaves polar region to snooze on Dutch submarine at naval base in North Holland

A female walrus was discovered sleeping on a Dutch submarine in a naval base in North Holland.Walruses normally live in the polar regions – several hundred miles north. This particular animal is one of at least two of the species that have been seen far from their Arctic habitat.Freya, as the animal has been named, […]

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Wally the walrus spotted in Iceland after 22 days of no sightings

A walrus spotted in Ireland, France, Spain and the UK has turned up in Iceland, marine experts have said.The 800kg Arctic beast known as Wally, had not been seen for more than three weeks, with spotters saying they were “starting to lose hope” of ever seeing him again.However, Seal Rescue Ireland said he had been […]

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Wally the walrus to get ‘floating couch’ to prevent him from sinking more boats

Wally, the walrus is set to get a ‘floating couch’ in an effort to prevent him from sinking more boats. The Arctic walrus, who was first spotted off Kerry last March, has spent the last two weeks cruising and feeding along the south-east and southern coast. But the 800kg male juvenile has left a trail […]

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Herd of 3,000 walruses spotted on the shores of Kara Sea in northern Russia

Scientists in northern Russia have uncovered a huge walrus herd on the shores of the Kara Sea where their habitat is under threat from shrinking ice and human activity. Walrus ‘haulout’ – a place of refuge where walruses congregate, reproduce, and socialise. This haulout is located in a remote corner of Russia’s Yamal peninsula, and […]