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Introduction

Thank you for visiting Walrus Network, a record-keeping initiative for captive walruses that began in 2014. I am deeply grateful to the parks and people who have helped me maintain these records as completely and accurately as possible. Please contact me to report any missing or inaccurate information, or feel free to send any questions or comments you may have about captive walruses or this site.

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Annual Overview

There are approximately 148 walruses currently living under human care in 2021. More information and statistics on the captive walrus population will soon be provided on a separate section of this site.

Captures

To the best of my knowledge, no walruses have been collected from the wild in 2021.

The last known capture events took place in 2018:

  1. Srednyaya Six [a, b, c, d, e, f] · Center for the Adaptation of Marine Mammals · 2018-Oct-14

Deaths

At least 5 walruses have passed away in 2021.

  1. Raisa · Tierpark Hagenbeck · Feb-19

  2. Pakak · Six Flags Discovery Kingdom · Mar-04

  3. unnamed · Ise Sea Paradise · Jun-29

  4. Uquq · Six Flags Discovery Kingdom · Aug

  5. Ten · Toba Aquarium · Sep-06

Pregnancies

At least 5 walruses are pregnant or have delivered pups in 2021.

  1. Himawari · Ise Sea Paradise · deceased

  2. Uurya · Otaru Aquarium · liveborn

  3. Tania · Pairi Daiza · liveborn

  4. Kuu · Toba Aquarium · pregnant

  5. Petruska · Pairi Daiza · pregnant

Transfers

At least 12 walruses have been transferred 15 times in 2021.

  1. Silva · AntalyaIstanbul · 2020/2021

  2. Izumi · OitaToba · Jan-15

  3. Petruska · BrugeletteHamburg · Jan

  4. Izumi · TobaOita · Jan-29

  5. Tanpopo · IseMihama · Feb-16

  6. Tanpopo · MihamaIse · Mar-12

  7. Ninotska · Hamburg Brugelette · May-03

  8. Petruska · HamburgBrugelette · May-03

  9. Svyatogor · UtrishBrugelette · Jun-13

  10. Yefrosinya · UtrishBrugelette · Jun-13

  11. unknown · YaltaMoscow · Sep

  12. unknown · YaltaMoscow · Sep

  13. unknown · YaltaMoscow · Sep

  14. unknown · YaltaMoscow · Sep

  15. unknown · YaltaMoscow · Sep