Wally the Walrus "well on his way home" after being spotted in Iceland 3 weeks ago

Wally the Walrus "well on his way home" after being spotted in Iceland

“We were starting to lose hope of ever seeing the young, wandering walrus again."

Wally the Walrus is "well on his way home" after being spotted in Iceland over the weekend.

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The walrus who took a tour of Ireland's south coast this summer was first spotted on Kerry’s Valentia Island last March before heading on to Cork and a number of other locations.

Now, after 22 days without a sighting, Seal Rescue Ireland has confirmed that Wally has been spotted in Iceland on Sunday.

Sharing a photo of the walrus, they added that they were able to piece together that it was indeed Wally due to the "similar scars on the front of both front flippers”.

“We were starting to lose hope of ever seeing the young, wandering walrus again,” they said.

“We are absolutely over the moon that he's not only still alive and well, but he is well on his way home to the Arctic," they added.

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"Thanks to his ability to feed and rest, he has successfully made the long stretch and will hopefully reunite with his own kind again soon.”

Wally first hit headlines earlier this year after Minister Malcolm Noonan and The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group urged the public to "cop on" and leave Wally the Walrus alone during his tour of Ireland.