male Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens)

wild caught in May 1982

living at SeaWorld Orlando

Ancestors and Descendants


Ginger (birth 2017-Jun-03)

Kora (birth 2019-Jul-03)

+ See notes.

Transfer History

  1. capture 1982-May in Alaska

  2. transfer 1982 to SeaWorld Orlando

Image Gallery

No images available at this time.



  • C8231B (SeaWorld)


  • #30 (Association of Zoos and Aquariums)

Notes & Disclaimer

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

Garfield is presumably the sire of Gwen's 1993 - 1994 pregnancy, as well as one potential sire of a pup conceived at SeaWorld Orlando in 2001 and born at the Brookfield Zoo in 2002.

The AZA regional studbook lists Garfield as having been captured on January 15th, 1982 and then transferred to SeaWorld San Diego that same day, followed by a transfer to SeaWorld Orlando at an unknown date -- however, SeaWorld Orlando has published information stating that he was rescued in Alaska in May of 1982 and hand-raised at their park. I am not certain whether or not Garfield has ever lived in San Diego, but I do know that he was housed in Orlando by 1994 at the absolute latest, if not his entire life post-collection.


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

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