male Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens)
wild caught July 9th, 1987
deceased on June 10th, 2015
Ancestors and Descendants
capture 1987-Jul-09 in Kotzebue, Alaska
transfer 1987-Jul-09 to US Fish & Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska
transfer 1987-Jul-10 to Point Defiance Zoo
transfer 1987-Oct-29 to SeaWorld Orlando
transfer 1990-Nov-19 to SeaWorld Aurora
transfer 1993-Jun-16 to SeaWorld Orlando
transfer 1997 to SeaWorld San Diego
death 2015-Jun-10 to SeaWorld San Diego
No images available at this time.
Notes and Information
The following was stated in a SeaWorld document regarding Obie: "SWF-Ord-8701 was approximately 28 years old at the time of death and cause, based on post mortem examination and testing, was age related vascular disease." His cause of death was listed as "arteriosclerosis resulting in acute cerebral hemorrhage".
Obie (called "Odie" in one initial source) was meant to be housed at SeaWorld Orlando temporarily, until the exhibit at Point Defiance could be expanded; to the best of my knowledge, Obie never returned to Washington, instead transitioning between SeaWorld's Florida, Ohio, and California parks before ultimately passing away at San Diego in 2015.
2018-Jan-08. Lisa Oland. AZA Regional Studbook.
2005-Apr-25. Jodie Baker. 2004 North American Regional Walrus Studbook.
1987. US Fish & Wildlife Service. Selawik National Wildlife Refuge Annual Narrative Report. Retrieved from ECOS.FWS.gov.