ANCHORAGE, Alaska—The Coast Guard has come to the rescue of two orphaned walrus calves found near Barrow.
The Coast Guard received a call Monday saying that two walrus calves were malnourished and in immediate need of medical care.
They were flown to Anchorage, where they arrived around 5 p.m. From there, they were taken aboard a truck to the center in Seward.
While unusual, the Coast Guard has stepped in before to help transport marine mammals. Similar rescue efforts were made in 2005 and in 2007.