male walrus (O. rosmarus)

wild caught ≤ 1970

unknown status ≥ 1971

Ancestors and Descendants

No known related animals.

Transfer History

  1. capture ≤ 1970 in wild

  2. transfer ≤ 1970 to Tierpark Hagenbeck

  3. unknown ≥ 1971 at Tierpark Hagenbeck

Image Gallery

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Notes & Disclaimer

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

This walrus was present in the park by 1970, and was no longer listed in their inventory by 1972.

There is a reasonable chance that this animal is the same individual as a 1966 import, who was listed as a Pacific walrus, and/or a 1968 import named Nickelmann, who was listed as an Atlantic walrus. It is not improbable to consider that all three animals may have been the same individual, with his subspecies recategorized over the years -- indeed, such inaccuracies have been seen before from this publication when Antje, a Pacific walrus, was initially listed without subspecies for a few years, and then was listed as an Atlantic walrus.