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Introduction

Thank you for visiting Walrus Network, a collaborative 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 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.

Captures

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

The last capture events took place in 2023:

Deaths

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:

Pregnancies

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

Transfers

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