male walrus (O. rosmarus)
wild caught on July 12th, 1608
deceased in 1608
Ancestors and Descendants
No known related animals.
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Notes and Information
This pup was captured at Cherie Island (now Bear Island) alongside a young female who did not survive the voyage back to England.
I have thus far found two separate accounts of this pup's capture and transport, neither of which state where the pup was permanently housed upon arrival in London, and therefore I have no information on where it died. The only certainty is that the animal was taken to Whitehall Palace and shown to King James I and other dignitaries.
This walrus lived approximately ten weeks once captured.