male walrus (O. rosmarus)

wild caught in May 1961

deceased on December 10th, 1976

Ancestors and Descendants

No known related animals.

Transfer History

  1. capture 1961-May in Siberia

  2. transfer 1961-May to Fred Zeehandelaar Inc

  3. transfer 1961 to Zoo Hannover

  4. transfer 1961-Aug-24 to New York Aquarium

  5. transfer 1961-Aug-25 to Saint Louis Zoo

  6. death 1976-Dec-10 at Saint Louis 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.


  • 1961-Aug-25: 190 lb

  • 1961-Oct: 332 lb

  • 1962: 721 lb

  • 1967-Aug-23: 3,000+ lb

Tusk length

  • 1967-Aug-23: right tusk 4-5 in, left tusk undeveloped

Daily diet

  • 1961: formula (whipped cream, diced clams, and fish)

  • 1967-Aug-23: mackerel and clams

Image Gallery

No images available at this time.




  • #16 (Association of Zoos and Aquariums)

Notes and Information

Siegfried was purchased for $3,350, "far below what had been asked for by the animal dealer".

Siegfried was blinded in his left eye during capture, and had been suffering from "an accute sinus condition" upon arrival to Saint Louis. He was noted to have had "some sight impairment" in his right eye.


  • 2018-Jan-08. Lisa Oland. AZA Regional Studbook.

  • 2005-Apr-25. Jodie Baker. 2004 North American Regional Walrus Studbook.

  • 1967-Aug-23. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Walrus. Retrieved from