male walrus (O. rosmarus)
wild caught ≤ 1971
unknown status ≥ 1978
Ancestors and Descendants
No known related animals.
The dates listed here generally represent the time at which the measurements were published, not necessarily the date on which they were taken.
1978-Apr-29: 2,500 lb
1978-Apr-29: 10 ft
No images available at this time.
Notes and Information
SeaWorld often used stage names in addition to having characters that the animals played in shows, and would additionally create falsified names for news publications in the 70s and 80s. "Wally" was one such name used for the corporation's walruses, both male and female -- as such, it makes it difficult to know when the original Wally may have passed away due to his name being in continued use.
This individual was still present at SeaWorld San Diego as of 1975; it is plausible that he may have survived to 1978, but anything beyond that date I have thus far been unable to confirm.