Walrus Freya, Famed For Sunbathing On Docked Boats In Norway, Euthanised – IHNS

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Aside from Norway, Freya had been observed inside the UK, Denmark and Sweden. (File)

The walrus who rose to fame this yr for her lovable stubbornness to sunbathe on docked boats in Norway’s Oslo was euthanised, said officers.

Nicknamed Freya, the walrus was put down as a result of it remained a persistent threat to human security since people had been getting too close to her.

“The selection to euthanise was taken on the concept of a world evaluation of the persistent threat to human security,” said a press launch by Frank Bakke-Jensen, head of Norway’s Fisheries Directorate.

“We fastidiously examined all the potential choices. We concluded that we couldn’t guarantee the well-being of the animal by any of the means accessible,” he said.

Repeated appeals to most of the people to take care of distance from the walrus didn’t work, officers had earlier said, together with that people have moreover been throwing points at Freya. They said they’d been considering euthanising the 600-kg youthful female if people proceed to defy its advice.

The walrus had grabbed headlines last month after she was observed in Oslo waters, at situations seen attacking a swan or sunbathing on docked boats. She had flip into well-known with people, typically with children, trying to get close to her to take pictures.

Aside from Norway, Freya had been observed inside the UK, Denmark and Sweden.

With inputs from AFP

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