female Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens)

wild caught March 26th, 1984

living at SeaWorld San Diego

Ancestors and Descendants


stillborn (birth 1999-May-13)

unnamed (birth 2002-Apr-14)

Transfer History

  1. capture 1984-Mar-26 in Russia

  2. transfer 1984-Mar-26 to Moscow Zoo

  3. transfer 1991-Mar-25 to Brookfield Zoo

  4. transfer 1999-Nov-11 to SeaWorld Orlando

  5. transfer 2001-Oct-24 to Brookfield Zoo

  6. transfer 2006-May to Point Defiance Zoo

  7. transfer 2019-Oct to SeaWorld San Diego

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.


  • 2017-Sep-01: 1,914 lb

  • 2020-Dec-08: 1,613 lb


  • 2018: 9 feet

Image Gallery

No images available at this time.




  • #35 (Association of Zoos and Aquariums)


  • Basa (nickname)

Notes and Information

The images found here have all been gathered either from this facility's official resources or news articles.

Basilla arrived in San Diego at some point between October 13th and 20th, 2019.


  • 2019-Oct-20. abc10news. [Photo]. Retrieved from

  • 2019-Oct-01. Point Defiance Zoo. Walrus Farewell. Retrieved from

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

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