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NY Aquarium Relocates Walrus to Texas as Renovations Continue

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TWC News: NY Aquarium Relocates Walrus to Texas as Renovations Continue
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A beloved resident of the New York Aquarium is now calling Texas home.

Mitik the walrus was temporarily relocated to SeaWorld San Antonio while his home in the city is renovated.

The calf came to Brooklyn just weeks before Hurricane Sandy damaged much of the Aquarium.

Aquarium officials decided that Mitik, who has health problems, would do better in the warm Texas weather as they worked on the life support system of their marine mammal exhibit.

Two adult female walruses at the Aquarium are staying, but are in a holding area.

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