At 234 pounds, Mitik is a substantially sized baby, so transporting him from the Alaska SeaLife Center to his new digs at the New York Aquarium was no easy feat. He’d been there since July, when Alaskan fisherman discovered him and another unrelated orphaned calf struggling to survive off the coast near Barrow. …
Speaking about Mitik’s journey from Alaska, John Dohlin, Director of the New York Aquarium said, “If he’s calm and comfortable, no worries, but his needs and comfort come first. So he may very well travel with his head in our keeper’s lap.”

A Fat, Mustachioed Orphan Finds a Home

Can I have the job of that keeper? 

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