Arctic walrus sailed to UK

Arctic walrus sailed to UK

March 22, 2021

Scientists suggested that the animal got to the far south searching for food.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Arctic walrus was found in South Wales. These animals do not live there and do not swim to the UK. The walrus was resting alone on the rocks. A week earlier, he had been spotted off the coast of County Carrie, Ireland.

According to, employees of the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA) rushed to check the animal’s condition. Scratches were visible on his body, but overall the walrus was doing well.

“Although he looked a little unhappy, luckily he showed no signs of illness. In general, his condition was assessed as good. The animal swims without problems”, said RSPCA employee Ellie West.

Scientists think that the walrus probably swam in search of food. In 200 years of operation, the Royal Animal Rescue Service has taken care of a walrus for the first time.

Last fall, Russia celebrated the Walrus Day. One of the traditional Laptev sea walrus rookeries in the eastern part of Taimyr is Cape Tsvetkov, where, according to the latest data, about 400 individuals were concentrated.

As a reminder, an unusual behavior of polar bears was noticed in Taimyr. The warmer it gets in the Arctic, the less often predators come across prey and, therefore, their behavior becomes more unpredictable. When it gets warmer, the edge of the ice goes far north, and the predators remain on land.

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March 22, 2021

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