Gray whale

Eschrichtius robustus

Fascinating Facts


Gray whales are usually bottom feeders along shallow continental shelf waters. They eat small crustaceans, such as mysids and amphipods, they are also known to eat red crabs, baitfish, crab larvae, herring eggs and cephalopods.

Status in the Wild

Least Concern - IUCN 2008


Gray whales are found in the eastern Pacific Ocean from Baja California to the Bering Sea and in the western Pacific Ocean from South Korea to the Okhotsk Sea.

Location in the Zoo

Mammals Zone of the Sculpture Learning Plaza

Animals & Exhibits