Pakak was found stranded off the Alaska coast in 2012 when he was just a calf. 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.
Here at the Indianapolis Zoo, we are committed to providing the highest quality of life to Pakak while learning all we can about walrus. Senior Marine Mammal Trainer Erika Allen attended the Walrus Conservation Consortium last year to learn new ways to advance walrus care. The information the Zoo’s staff has gained from years of working with walrus has enabled us to contribute important welfare and research data to the global walrus and scientific communities.
Becoming an Animal Amigo provides more opportunities for Zoo staff to contribute to wildlife research while providing the best care to Pakak and all the animals here at the Indianapolis Zoo.
For a donation of $50 or more, you’ll receive an Animal Amigo package, which includes a walrus plush, photo, certificate, trading card and recognition on the Animal Amigo donor board.*
*Animal Amigo donor board is located inside the Oceans building and updated each March with the previous year’s donors.
Animal Amigo donations make great gifts! You can purchase one as an individual or as a group. However, please note that only one of each item will be enclosed per Animal Amigos packet.