>原文 17 year old #walrus Mikku has passed away at Kamogawa Sea World.
Mikku was a captive born animal from the largest and most widespread lineage of walruses ever to have existed in human care; she has relatives currently living in three different countries.
Mikku was the youngest female I am aware of to have given birth, delivering her first pup two weeks after her 7th birthday. Three of her offspring remain at Kamogawa Sea World, while one -- Chouchou, her second pup -- currently lives at SeaWorld San Diego.
My thoughts go out to those affected by this loss.