Re: “Ailing walrus takes swim at aquarium” (TNT, 5-21).
Everyone in Tacoma must have their fingers and toes crossed for E.T. the walrus to get well.
E.T. put Tacoma on the map when he came to Tacoma from Alaska in August 1982. Tacoma was fortunate to have a new Rocky Shores exhibit and a leading-edge zoo director. With the arrival of E.T., Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium became one of only three zoos in the United States to have a walrus.
I was very lucky to have the opportunity to feed young E.T. from a bottle filled with cream, …