Scarborough walrus: Police erect cordon around rare Arctic visitor Thor and volunteers keep guard
Walruses often spend several days resting in a single location, so volunteers from the nearby Sea Life Centre will now monitor Thor and prevent people accessing the slipway who may disturb him.
Sea Life Centre staff – whom Scarborough residents have nicknamed the ‘tusk force’ – have given the adolescent male a health check and confirmed that he is in good condition and resting.
The charity British Divers Marine Life Rescue has warned onlookers to keep their distance from the walrus – thought to be the first ever of the species to have been recorded in Yorkshire – and not to disturb him. Dogs in particular should be allowed nowhere near the animal.