The Alaskan SeaLife Center said on Friday that the baby walrus suffers from hypoglycemia as well as stomach and intestinal problems.
The statement said, “Although our animal care teams tirelessly applied treatment day and night and never left its side, the walrus lost its life.”
The baby walrus was found on July 31, six kilometers inland from the Beaufort Sea in northern Alaska.
The animal, which was taken to the wildlife center in the town of Seward, about 1120 kilometers away, by plane for emergency treatment, was kept under observation for 24 hours.
Baby walruses depend on their mother’s care for the first two years of their lives.
Staff at the nonprofit facility also kept in contact with the month-old walrus 24 hours a day, imitating the treatment it would receive from its mother to help the animal heal and grow.
Carrie Goertz, director of the wildlife center, said that they gave the baby walrus special nutrients and provided all kinds of care during this process.