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Annual Overview

There are approximately 133 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:


No walruses are currently known to have passed away in 2024.

At least 5 walruses passed away at 5 facilities in 2023:

Lost to follow-up

No walruses have been transitioned to unknown status thus far in 2024.

The last status changes were given  in 2023:


At least 2 walruses are currently pregnant or have given birth in 2024:


No walruses are currently known to have been transferred in 2024.

At least 19 walruses were transferred 25 times in 2023:

Walrus Network, 2014 - 2023