male Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens)

wild caught in 1974

deceased in 1975

Ancestors and Descendants

No known related animals.

Transfer History

  1. capture 1974 in Wrangel Island, Russia

  2. transfer 1974 to Moscow Zoo

  3. transfer 1974 to Dolfinarium Harderwijk

  4. death 1975 at Dolfinarium Harderwijk

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Notes and Information

This walrus's name was said by one source to have been 'Grompie'.

This walrus was estimated to have been born in April of 1974, and passed away at 14 months of age, placing his date of death around June of 1975.


  • 1974-Oct-26. Nieuwe Leidsche Courant. Walrussen in Dolfinarium. Retrieved from Erfgoed Leiden [archive].

  • 2000-Jan. R. A. Kastelein et al. Food consumption and body weight of captive Pacific walruses (Odobenus rosmarus divergens). Retrieved from researchgate.net [archive]

  • 2018-Aug-03. Angela Wester. De walrussen en Dolfinarium. Retrieved from VTL Photography [archive].