male walrus (O. rosmarus)
wild caught ≥ 2000
unknown status since 2019
Ancestors and Descendants
No known related animals at this time.
The dates listed here generally represent the time at which the measurements were published, not necessarily the date on which they were taken.
2007-Nov-14: 1,000 lbs
No images available at this time.
Notes and Information
The earliest record I have of this walrus being housed at Dalian is November 2007, though he may just as well have been at the park since his import into China at some point during or after 2000. An article published in November 2007 states that he had been performing for four years; it does not specify whether this was the time he'd spent performing at Dalian specifically or if it was the general time he'd performed in front of an audience following training.
I am not certain at this time of the exact date this walrus was transferred to Shanghai; the earliest evidence I have of the transfer is two photos of him performing at Shanghai uploaded to social media platform Weibo on February 24th, 2019.