female walrus (O. rosmarus)

wild caught in August, 1982

deceased on March 15th, 1988

Ancestors and Descendants

No known related animals.

Transfer History

  1. capture 1982-Aug in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

  2. transfer 1982-Aug to Alaska Zoo

  3. transfer 1982-Aug to Point Defiance Zoo

  4. transfer 1986-Aug-20 to SeaWorld San Diego

  5. transfer 1987-Feb-19 to Point Defiance Zoo

  6. death 1988-Mar-15 at Point Defiance Zoo

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.


  • 1986-Aug-20: 700 lbs

  • 1988-Jan-26: 1,030 lbs

  • 1988-Mar-17: 1,000 lbs

Image Gallery

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  • #32 (Association of Zoos and Aquariums)

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.