HELSINKI — A walrus that grew to become a world celeb final 12 months after with the ability to frolic and sunbathe in an Oslo fjord earlier than being euthanized by authorities has been honored with a bronze sculpture in Norway.
The life-size sculpture by Norwegian artist Astri Tonoian was unveiled on Saturday at Oslo Marina, not removed from the place the 600-kilogram mammal was noticed resting and enjoyable in the summertime of 2022.
The walrus, named Freya, shortly grew to become a preferred attraction amongst Oslo residents, however Norwegian authorities later determined to euthanize it – prompting public outrage – as a result of they stated folks had not adopted suggestions to maintain a secure distance from it to adjust to enormous beast.
Norwegian news company NTB stated a crowdfunding marketing campaign was launched final autumn to fund the sculpture. In accordance with NTB, the personal initiative was capable of increase about 270,000 Norwegian kroner ($25,000) by October