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Video: Orphaned walruses cared for at SeaLife Center

Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Pakak walks through a crate that will be used to transport the animal when he moves to his new zoo home. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Pakak is one of two young walruses being cared for the Alaska SeaLife Center. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Pakak explores rooms at the Alaska SeaLife Center. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Pakak nudges a door shut when Dr. Carrie Goertz tries to open it. Goertz is a staff veterinarian at the SeaLife Center. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Shawna Gallagher of the Indianapolis Zoo spends time with Pakak. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Dr. Carrie Goertz, a staff veterinarian at the Alaska SeaLife Center, feeds Pakak with a bottle. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Dr. Carrie Goertz examines Mitik with ultrasound equipment. Lab technician Robert Walton is at right. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Mitik plays with a broom while swimming. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Pakak walks through a crate that will be used to transport the animal when he moves to his new zoo home. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Pakak explores rooms at the Alaska SeaLife Center. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Shawna Gallagher of the Indianapolis Zoo spends time with Pakak. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Dr. Carrie Goertz examines Mitik with ultrasound equipment. Lab technician Robert Walton is at right. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Pakak takes a look at items in a sink at the SeaLife Center. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Shawna Gallagher of the Indianapolis Zoo spends time with Pakak. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Mitik leans against Robert Walton, a lab technician at the Alaska SeaLife Center. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Mitik swims in a pool at the SeaLife Center on October 4, 2012. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Pakak is one of two young walruses being cared for the Alaska SeaLife Center. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Pakak takes a look at items in a sink at the SeaLife Center. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Pakak nudges a door shut when Dr. Carrie Goertz tries to open it. Goertz is a staff veterinarian at the SeaLife Center. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Shawna Gallagher of the Indianapolis Zoo spends time with Pakak. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Dr. Carrie Goertz, a staff veterinarian at the Alaska SeaLife Center, feeds Pakak with a bottle. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Mitik leans against Robert Walton, a lab technician at the Alaska SeaLife Center. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Mitik plays with a broom while swimming. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Mitik swims in a pool at the SeaLife Center on October 4, 2012. The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York.
Marc Lester

The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward has been caring for two orphaned walruses in recent months. The animals, named Pakak and Mitik, require around-the-clock care and seek out frequent contact with their caregivers. Both were discovered near Barrow in summer. The animals will soon move to new homes at zoos in Indianapolis and New York. Photographed on October 4, 2012. See Julia O'Malley's column:  Barrow's baby walruses headed for New York, Indianapolis

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