Chukotka walrus cubs to live in Moscow Dolphinarium

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The Moscow Dolphinarium, a popular entertainment center where sea creatures perform for the public, is now home to twenty-two walrus cubs who lost their herds and nearly died. They came from Anadyr and are aged between six and 36 months.

The Moscow Dolphinarium, a popular entertainment center where sea creatures perform for the public, is now home to twenty-two walrus cubs who lost their herds and nearly died. They came from Anadyr and are aged between six and 36 months.

© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThe Moscow Dolphinarium, a popular entertainment center where sea creatures perform for the public, is now home to twenty-two walrus cubs who lost their herds and nearly died. They came from Anadyr and are aged between six and 36 months.
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The Moscow Dolphinarium, a popular entertainment center where sea creatures perform for the public, is now home to twenty-two walrus cubs who lost their herds and nearly died. They came from Anadyr and are aged between six and 36 months.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankSpecialists prepared the cubs for the flight at a base in Chukotka, monitoring their health and feeding them with vitamin supplements.
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Specialists prepared the cubs for the flight at a base in Chukotka, monitoring their health and feeding them with vitamin supplements.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThe web-footed orphans were delivered by a regular scheduled flight in wooden boxes with breathing holes.
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The web-footed orphans were delivered by a regular scheduled flight in wooden boxes with breathing holes.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThe young walruses have already adjusted to their new surroundings. They have grown and put on weight.
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The young walruses have already adjusted to their new surroundings. They have grown and put on weight.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankDespite their young age, each walrus drinks nine liters of milk a day.
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Despite their young age, each walrus drinks nine liters of milk a day.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThe cubs are happy, active and comfortable around people.
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The cubs are happy, active and comfortable around people.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bank“In the wild they are nursed by their mothers and live entirely on milk for two years. We cook them a substitute - a milk formula with creamed fish, squid, cod liver oil and vitamins,” said Kirill Suvorov, a vet at the Moscow Dolphinarium.
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“In the wild they are nursed by their mothers and live entirely on milk for two years. We cook them a substitute - a milk formula with creamed fish, squid, cod liver oil and vitamins,” said Kirill Suvorov, a vet at the Moscow Dolphinarium.
© RIA Novosti . VAlery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankMoscow specialists have done their best to create a comfortable nursery for the young walruses and make them feel at home. They live in groups in three separate pens. Each pen is filled with filtered water enriched with sea salt, and has wooden benches.
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Moscow specialists have done their best to create a comfortable nursery for the young walruses and make them feel at home. They live in groups in three separate pens. Each pen is filled with filtered water enriched with sea salt, and has wooden benches.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThe Moscow Dolphinarium is not just a new home for the cubs. They will be trained as actors. After an 18-month training period they will become actors capable of touring the world, Dolphinarium specialists say.
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The Moscow Dolphinarium is not just a new home for the cubs. They will be trained as actors. After an 18-month training period they will become actors capable of touring the world, Dolphinarium specialists say.
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