Although their bodies appear very cumbersome, they are very agile in the water and swim very gracefully. Walrus are very social animals, and a group of walrus is called a herd or pod.
Currently the larger of the Zoo's two walrus and weighs around 1,400 pounds; she has no tusks because hers were removed due to an infection
Aurora acts as a surrogate mother figure to Pakak. She is attentive to him. She is curious by nature and likes to learn new things. An interesting behavior Aurora has is sucking on her flippers.
Smaller than Aurora; will grow to nearly 3,000 pounds as an adult; his tusks are beginning to develop
Pakak was found stranded off the Alaska coast when he was just an infant. His name means "one who gets into everything," which is very fitting! He is very curious about his surroundings and he is a fast learner.
Look no further. Connect with our amazing animals and learn about the wild places they come from.
Only a few walruses live among zoos and aquariums in the United States and you’ll learn more about the two living at Indianapolis Zoo! Although walruses are very large — males can grow up to 3,000 pounds — they’re incredibly agile, as you’ll see during this demonstration. Plus, you’ll learn how you can help protect our fin-footed friends in the wild. If you can’t make it to the Zoo for our daily chat, tune in to our webcam!
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