female walrus (O. rosmarus)
wild caught in 1960
deceased in 1982
Ancestors and Descendants
No known related animals.
No images available at this time.
Notes and Information
The images found here have all been gathered either from this facility's official resources or news articles.
This individual was initially believed to be male, and named Baron.
At the time of her death Baronessa was the oldest walrus under human care, exceeding the previous record-holder by 5 years.
Baronessa "died of cardiac arrest due to stress"; she had been transferred to the zoo's Elephant House in preparation for work on the walrus habitat, the process of which -- paired with the new environment and enclosed space -- the zoo stated had been the primary stressors causing her death.