May 20, 1966: Baby walruses arrive at St. Louis Zoo

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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - Four little baby walruses arrive at the St. Louis Zoo in Forest Park 45 years ago Friday.

The walruses are gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Deitz of the Washington University Medical School.

The university research staff planned to use the little aquatic mammals in research on enzymes, but the public would get to enjoy watching them frolic in the water.

The zoo's adult walrus weighs about 3,000 pounds and the little ones were about 170 pounds at the time of the arrival at the zoo.


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