female Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens)

born on June 3rd, 2017

living at SeaWorld Orlando

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

  3. transfer 2022 to SeaWorld Orlando

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.

Ginger is suspected to have been transferred to SeaWorld Orlando in late 2022. She was last sighted at Indianapolis on August 24th; by October 5th, gray seals had been placed on display in the facility's walrus habitat. She was confirmed to be in holding at SeaWorld Orlando's Sea Lion and Otter stadium in January of 2023.


  • 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.