SeaWorld Orlando welcomed two new residents to the park last month. Walrus calves Ginger and Aku are melting guests’ hearts at the Wild Arctic Habitat. The pair was introduced to each other last month after Aku was rescued from a gold mining dredge off the coast of Alaska. Ginger on the other hand was born at SeaWorld Orlando this past June. According to the Orlando theme park, “Ginger’s age and suitability as a social companion combined with SeaWorld’s expertise in raising orphaned walrus calves played a significant role in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services decision to send Aku to Orlando.”
The two calves have been socializing and receiving constant care since meeting. Wild Arctic was revamped just for them and now gives guests the opportunity to view Ginger and Aku from multiple angles above and below water alongside harbor seals. The exhibit is also home to other animal species that can be found in the Arctic including adult Pacific walruses and beluga whales.
A stop at Wild Arctic allows guests the opportunity to see Ginger and Aku socialize, play with environmental enrichment devices and interact with staff. The park has plans to incorporate keeper talks intermittently throughout the day to share additional information on the pair.
Ginger and Aku’s time at SeaWorld Orlando allows guests to learn more about walruses threats in the wild, such as habitat loss due to declining floating sea ice and dwindling food supply.
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