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Annual Overview

There are approximately 136 walruses currently living across 53 facilities and 13 countries in 2023. More information and statistics on the captive walrus population will soon be provided on a separate section of this site.


To the best of my knowledge, no walruses have been collected from the wild in 2023.

The last known capture events took place in 2018:


To the best of my knowledge, no walruses have died in 2023.

At least 8 walruses passed away at 4 facilities in 2022:

Lost to follow-up

A total of 3 walruses have been transitioned to unknown status in 2023:


At least 1 walrus is currently pregnant or has given birth in 2023:


At least 12 walruses have been transferred 16 times in 2023.

Walrus Network, 2014 - 2023