TENBY’S Wally the wandering walrus may have found his way home to Iceland after fears he may never leave the warmer waters of Britain and Ireland.

Wally was first sighted in Ireland in March of this year, later delighting Pembrokeshire fans of the charismatic megafauna when he made the county his home for a few months.

He was first sighted in south Pembrokeshire on March 20, where he wowed onlookers.

The arctic Walrus, later named Wally, the took up residence in Tenby, charming and, occasionally, alarming with his antics, which included the odd boat being sunk.

After leaving Tenby, Wally started off on his travels, visiting Cornwall, France, and even Spain, before returning to County Cork, Ireland.

Many were concerned that the much-loved marine mammal was not suited to our warmer waters, fearing he would never return home.

Wally lovers in Ireland had been worried after no reports of him had been received for weeks.

Posting today, September 20, Seal Rescue Ireland said: “After 22 days with no confirmed sightings, we were starting to lose hope of ever seeing the young, wandering walrus again. However, we just received notice that a similar-looking walrus was sighted yesterday in Iceland, over 900 km away from Wally's last known location in West Cork.”

The frantic race was on to confirm the identity of the mystery walrus, Seal Rescue Ireland adding: “After conferring and comparing photos with our friends at British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), it has been confirmed that this is Wally.”

The groups compared pictures showing similar scars on both front flippers to make the match of the mischievous marine mammal.

“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,” said Seal Rescue Ireland.

“He was seen swimming back out to sea last night, and even managed to avoid sinking any boats while he was there.

“We are so grateful to the many members of the public who have shown support and love for this walrus by giving him a safe place to rest and gather his strength while visiting our shores ahead of this magnificent journey.

“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. Please always remember to give wildlife space, and put their safety and welfare first.”

Here's some lovely Wally memories of his time in Pembrokeshire.