female Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens)

born on June 3rd, 2017

living at Indianapolis Zoo

Ancestors and Descendants


Garfield (capture 1982-Jan-15)

Kaboodle (birth 2003-May-01)

Transfer History

  1. birth 2017-Jun-03 at SeaWorld Orlando

  2. transfer 2019-Nov-13 to Indianapolis Zoo

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-Jun-03: 100 lbs

  • 2017-Aug-03: 167 lbs

  • 2017-Aug-16: 180 lbs

  • 2017-Aug-25: 185 lbs

  • 2017-Sep-05: 203 lbs

  • 2017-Oct-11: 246 lbs

Image Gallery

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  • SWF-Ord-1701 (SeaWorld)


  • #95 (Association of Zoos and Aquariums)

Notes and Information

This pup was hand-raised after concerns about her weight while nursing from her mother.

On August 9th, 2017 a naming contest was announced for this pup; the options were Ginger, for her red fur; Gabi, for her frequent vocalizations; and Umma, a word meaning "Hope", for the walrus populations under threat in the wild. It was announced on August 14th that her name would be Ginger.


  • Indianapolis Zoo (personal communication with Michael Q.)

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

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