female Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens)
wild caught on May 9th, 1978
unknown status ≥ 1979
Ancestors and Descendants
None currently known.
The dates listed here generally represent the time at which the weights were published, not necessarily the date on which they were taken.
1979-May-24: 500+ lb
1979-May-24: 80 lb of fish and 4 gallons of pureed squid and clam
No images available at this time.
Notes and Information
Virigu's subspecies, date of capture, and transfer to SeaWorld San Diego are all assumptions made using information known of Illiyak, a walrus she was imported and raised with.
1979-May-24. Akron Beacon Journal. Wally the Walrus: Sea World's new star. Retrieved from Newspapers.com.