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October 10, 2012 3:37 PM

Orphaned walruses cared for at Alaska Sealife Center

Snuggling with a baby walrus feels like being pinned under a warm, very chubby person who is wearing a damp velour jumpsuit that smells faintly, almost pleasantly, like low tide. It’s kind of nice, though there’s also an element of risk. Even as babies, walruses weigh hundreds of pounds.

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