male Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens)

wild caught in 1975

deceased on March 3rd, 1994

Ancestors and Descendants

No known related animals.

Transfer History

  1. capture 1975 in Wrangel Island, Russia

  2. transfer 1975 to Copenhagen Zoo

  3. transfer 1977-Apr-29 to Izu-Mito Sea Paradise

  4. death 1994-Mar-03 at Izu-Mito Sea Paradise

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Notes and Information

This individual, alongside two other young bulls imported from the Copenhagen Zoo in 1977, were the first walruses in Japan since Protodobenus japonicus of the early Pliocene age.

This group of walruses remained at Copenhagen for a year and a half following capture.

This animal's cause of death was chronic pulpitus, which he had initially begun displaying symptoms of in May/June of 1984 and suffered multiple ongoing recurrences over the next ten years.


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  • 1989. Nakajima, Kayama, & Kamiya. タイヘイヨウセイウチの臨床・剖検記録。Retrieved from JAZA.jp.