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Annual Overview

There are approximately 130 walruses currently living across 53 facilities and 13 countries in 2024. More information and statistics on the captive walrus population will soon be provided on a separate section of this site.


No walruses are currently known to have been collected from the wild in 2024.

The last capture events took place in 2023:


At least 4 walruses have passed away at 4 facilities in 2024:

Lost to follow-up

Thus far 2 walruses have been transitioned into unknown status in 2024:


At least 3 walruses are currently pregnant or have given birth in 2024:


At least 5 walruses were transferred 6 times in 2024: