Another Mustachioed Hipster Moves to Brooklyn
October 21, 2012 6:17 AM Subscribe
A Fat Mustachioed Orphan Finds a Home.
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(NYT, MLWP, video within*)Rescued as orphans this summer
hunters from the ocean off Alaska's northern coast near Barrow, 2 baby walrus pups have been rehabilitated by the Alaska Sealife Center. Pakak
was found on July 21, Mitik
on the 29th.
Pakak (Iñupiaq for "gets into everything") is headed to the Indianapolis Zoo.
Mitik, (named for the daughter of the hunter who found him) with more fanfare, is making his East Coast debut at the New York Aquarium
, where the "plucky" Mit will join Kulu (now 17) and Nuka (nearing the end of her natural lifespan at 30). This is good news for both Kulu and Mit, since walruses are extremely social animals who are very unlikely to survive in isolation. Mitik, at a hefty 234 pounds and about 16 weeks, is already "adapting to life in the city."
New York's children welcome Mitik with drawings.
(NYT) TimeOut Kids is also on the case.
New York's Hipsters also welcome Mitik
, as Jezebel observes that "like many youths who grew up weak and nerdy but now have a mustache and are looking to find themselves a community that really gets them, the 234-pound baby walrus is packing up and heading to Brooklyn." (Gothamist gets in on the celebration
with even more pictures.)
And now for the Baby Walrus VideoSquee Extravaganza:
Mitik settles in at the New York Aquarium.
Mitik and Pakak play at Alaska SeaLife Center.
SeaLife Center welcomes baby walrus
(first video, posted previously on MetaFilter
*"MLWP" = "Multiple-Link Walrus Porn."