An Arctic walrus that ran aground on Valentia Island off Kerry final weekend has been sighted in Wales.
The walrus is alleged to be in a depleted state final weekend after drifting to Eire on an iceberg that broke off the Greenland Shelf, however Welsh Marine Life Rescue stated the animal now seems to be in good well being.
WMLR and Seal Rescue Eire have confirmed that the walrus are the identical animal that washed up on Valentia Island final Sunday, saying the dimensions and size of the walrus tusks are in step with these noticed in Kerry final week.
WMLR noticed the walrus in southern Pembrokeshire round 11 a.m. on Saturday and instructed RTÉ Information that each one animal limbs gave the impression to be in working order.
#WalrusWatch replace! The drained younger walrus, final noticed on Valentia Island, County Kerry final Sunday, has been noticed in Wales! The arctic traveler reappeared earlier at the moment (we won’t specify the situation to keep away from attracting onlookers) and Welsh (1/5)
Picture: Amy Compton / Wales pic.twitter.com/DAm4wzUNN7
– Seal Rescue Eire (@seal_rescue) March 20, 2021
The group stated the walrus fell whereas climbing on the rocks, inflicting panic as a result of there was “some blood”.
Nevertheless, WMLR continued to observe the walrus and stated the animal suffered no seen accidents.
Seal Rescue Eire stated the walrus was undoubtedly drained after one other lengthy journey and urged individuals to keep away from disturbing it in the event that they encountered it.
Seal Rescue Eire additionally urged individuals to control the animal and stated individuals can assist the animal by protecting their canines on a leash and staying not less than 300 meters away and observing it from a distance.
The group stated the walrus is a delicate species and stated the animal’s sightings are extraordinarily necessary for analysis and safety.
Anybody who sees the animal is requested to contact Seal Rescue Eire on 0871955353.