Walrus with 'bling' at NY Aquarium

October 22, 2008 12:32:24 PM PDT
A sixteen-month old Pacific walrus Akituusaq has a new set of titanium crowns at his home in Sea Cliffs at the New York Aquarium. "Aki" was fitted with these crowns by Wildlife Conservation Society Global Health Program veterinarians working with a dental consultant to protect his tusks from damage during growth.

Aki seems to be adjusting well to his new armor, according to the aquarium.

For more information on the aquarium, go to, http://www.nyaquarium.com.


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