Ancestors and Descendants
No known related animals at this time.
capture 2017-Jun-17 in Nome, Alaska
transfer 2017-Jun-17 to Alaska SeaLife Center
transfer 2017-Oct to SeaWorld Orlando
transfer 2019-Nov-13 to Indianapolis Zoo
transfer ≥ 2022 to SeaWorld Orlando
The dates listed here generally represent the time at which the measurements were published, not necessarily the date on which they were taken.
2017-Jun-17: 120 lbs
2017-Jul-05: 142 lbs
No images available at this time.
Notes and Information
This pup was rescued off the coast of Nome, Alaska after being discovered on a barge on June 14th. He was estimated to be two weeks old at the time.
His right eye was injured at the Alaska SeaLife Center, causing immediate blindness -- at some point while housed at SeaWorld Orlando, the eye was removed entirely.
Aku was transferred to SeaWorld Orlando two weeks prior to October 31st, 2017. His last day on public display at the SeaLife Center was on October 15th, though I'm not certain of the exact date that he was transferred.
Aku is suspected to have been transferred to SeaWorld Orlando in late 2022. He was last sighted at Indianapolis on August 24th; by October 5th, gray seals had been placed on display in the facility's walrus habitat. He was confirmed to be in holding at SeaWorld Orlando's Sea Lion and Otter stadium in January of 2023.
Indianapolis Zoo (personal communication with Michael Q.)
2020-Dec-04. Indianapolis Zoo. How Big is a Walrus? Retrieved from YouTube.com.
2018-Jan-08. Lisa Oland. AZA Regional Studbook.
2005-Apr-25. Jodie Baker. 2004 North American Regional Walrus Studbook.