walrus calf

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I am so, so fortunate to be a part of this animal care team. Today was my first shift at Wild Arctic since Kaboodle gave birth to her perfect, precious calf on June 3rd. It’s the first walrus calf for Kaboodle and the Orlando park. I’ve never been so moved by the sight of a baby animal. Given the current state of the Pacific walrus’ natural habitat, this calf is all the more a priceless gift. I can’t wait to see what mama Kaboodle and nugget can teach us…and daddy Garfield, too (Happy Father’s Day, Garfield!) I just love you all so much. (These photos have appeared on SWF’s official Instagram. It’s okay, I know about it.)