Robert

罗伯特

male walrus (O. rosmarus)

wild caught ≥ 2000

unknown status since 2019

Ancestors and Descendants

No known related animals at this time.

Transfer History

  1. capture ≥ 2000 in wild

  2. transfer ≤ 2007 to Dalian Laohutan Ocean Park

  3. transfer ≤ 2019-Feb to Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park

  4. unknown ≥ 2019 at Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park

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.

Weight

  • 2007-Nov-14: 1,000 lbs

Image Gallery

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.

References

  • 飞过沧海努力奔跑. (2019, February 24). [Photos]. Retrieved from Weibo.

  • 超级驯兽师 三号曲福一. (2007, November 14). Retrieved from CCTV.com.