female walrus (O. rosmarus)
wild caught in August, 1982
deceased on March 15th, 1988
Ancestors and Descendants
No known related animals.
The dates listed here generally represent the time at which the measurements were published, not necessarily the date on which they were taken.
1986-Aug-20: 700 lbs
1988-Jan-26: 1,030 lbs
1988-Mar-17: 1,000 lbs
No images available at this time.
Notes and Information
This walrus was collected from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska as a pup -- five others were taken at various points throughout August from the same location, with three male and female pairs being transferred to the Point Defiance Zoo, New York Aquarium, and SeaWorld San Diego.
Rosie's transfer to SeaWorld San Diego was for medical care towards an ongoing intestinal issue and weight loss.
At least one source states that Rosie was transferred to Point Defiance a week after ET arrived on August 17th, 1982, although the 2004 walrus studbook states August 1st as the date for this transfer.
2018-Jan-08. Lisa Oland. AZA Regional Studbook.
2005-Apr-25. Jodie Baker. 2004 North American Regional Walrus Studbook.
1982. US Fish and Wildlife Service. Administration of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 Annual Report, p. 18. Retrieved from Google Books.