Walrus that attracted crowds in Oslo fjord euthanized — officials - News Summed Up

Walrus that attracted crowds in Oslo fjord euthanized — officials


OSLO, Norway — A walrus nicknamed Freya that attracted crowds while basking in the sun of the Oslo fjord was euthanized, Norway officials said on Sunday. Officials had previously said they were considering euthanasia for the mammal because repeated appeals to the public to keep their distance from the young female weighing 600 kilograms (1,300 pounds) had been in vain. Despite repeated appeals, curious onlookers continued to approach her, sometimes with children in tow, to take photographs. Freya first gained notoriety in Norway by climbing onto pleasure boats in Kragero, an idyllic southern coastal village. The walrus is a protected species that feeds mainly on invertebrates such as mollusks, shrimps, crabs and small fish.


Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer August 15, 2022 00:21 UTC



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