male walrus (O. rosmarus)

wild caught ≤ 1971

unknown status ≥ 1978

Ancestors and Descendants

No known related animals.

Transfer History

  1. capture ≤ 1971 in wild

  2. transfer 1971-May to SeaWorld San Diego

  3. unknown ≥ 1978 at SeaWorld San Diego

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.


  • 1978-Apr-29: 2,500 lb


  • 1978-Apr-29: 10 ft

Image Gallery

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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.


  • 1978-Apr-29. The Des Moines Register. She keeps whales, walruses healthy. Retrieved from Newspapers.com.

  • 1975-May-07. Oxnard Press Courier. Sea World Gets New Walrus. Retrieved from NewspaperArchive.com.