female Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens)

wild caught on July 10th, 2004

deceased on December 17th, 2007

Ancestors and Descendants

No known related animals.

Transfer History

  1. capture 2004-Jul-10 in Barrow, Alaska

  2. transfer 2004-Jul-11 to Alaska SeaLife Center

  3. transfer 2004-Jul-17 to SeaWorld San Diego

  4. death 2007-Dec-17 at SeaWorld San Diego

Image Gallery

No images available at this time.



  • 04123B (SeaWorld)


  • #72 (Association of Zoos and Aquariums)

Notes and Information

The images found here have all been gathered either from this facility's official resources or news articles.

SeaWorld has stated Tessa's date of death to be December 17th, while the 2018 studbook has December 15th listed.


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

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