Balzak

male Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens)

born May 23rd, 2016

living at Point Defiance Zoo

Ancestors and Descendants

Parents

Boris (capture 2005-Oct-13)

Samka (capture 2005-Oct-13)

Transfer History

  1. birth 2016-May-23 at Aquarium du Québec

  2. transfer 2017-Dec-17 to Vancouver Aquarium

  3. transfer 2019-Nov-27 to Aquarium du Québec

  4. transfer 2022-Nov-16 to Point Defiance Zoo

Physical Data

The dates listed here generally represent the time at which the measurements were published, not necessarily the date on which they were taken.

Weight

  • 2016-May-23: 145.5 lbs

  • 2017-May-23: 562 lbs

Image Gallery

No images available at this time.

Identifiers

Local

Regional

  • #90 (Association of Zoos and Aquariums)

Notes and Information

Balzak and his half-sister Lakina left Quebec on December 17th at 5:30pm and arrived in Vancouver at 1:00am on the 18th.

Balzak's arrival to the Point Defiance Zoo was announced on November 16th, although a date of transfer was not explicitly confirmed.

References

  • S. Bellerive (personal communication with Michael Q.)

  • 2018-Jan-08. Lisa Oland. AZA Regional Studbook.

  • 2005-Apr-25. Jodie Baker. 2004 North American Regional Walrus Studbook.