female Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens)

wild caught on May 9th, 1978

unknown status ≥ 1979

Ancestors and Descendants

None currently known.

Transfer History

  1. capture 1978-May-09 in wild

  2. transfer 1978-May-15 to SeaWorld San Diego

  3. transfer ≤ 1979 to SeaWorld Aurora

  4. unknown ≥ 1979 at SeaWorld Aurora

Physical Data

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

Daily Diet

  • 1979-May-24: 80 lb of fish and 4 gallons of pureed squid and clam

Image Gallery

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