male Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens)

wild caught in 1975

deceased on June 5th, 1977

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 1977-Jun-05 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 passed away 37 days after transfer to Izu-Mito, his cause of death being listed as circulatory failure brought on by capture stress syndrome.


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