Although walrus often lived in the more northern regions of the Arctic circle, Freya had recently become a local celebrity thanks to viral videos of her chasing ducks and sleeping on boats that struggled to support her weight.
However, the fame came with its dangers as more and more people, often with children flocked to the fjord to take photographs with Freya despite the clear hazards of being around an unpredictable animal of that size.
Freya had been seen in the waters of the Norweigian capital since July and officials had said that they had previously considered euthanasia after people ignored the warnings to stand clear of her.
Walruses are a protected species and feed mainly on molluscs, shrimps, crabs and small fish.
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