Norway eagerly awaits you, Wally!
Wally the Walrus spent his summer holidays sunbathing and swimming around the coast of England. He chose to spend the bulk of his time on the Isles of Scilly, where he became a local celebrity.
Though adorable, Wally the Walrus was, at times, Wally the Menace. The four-year-old (and approximately 500-kg) walrus accidentally sunk a few boats when he clambered atop them to take a nap.
So Wally could have a comfortable place to rest – and so boat owners wouldn’t have to face thousands of pounds in damages – a pontoon was eventually built for the walrus.
Now, Wally is headed north. Marine scientists believe he’s going home, to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. This is a good thing – Wally shouldn’t have been so far south in the first place; experts believe he may have had a navigational glitch.
We wish Wally a healthy and happy arrival trip back to Svalbard.
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