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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 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.

Captures

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

The last capture events took place in 2023:

Deaths

At least 3 walruses have passed away at 3 facilities in 2024:

Lost to follow-up

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

Pregnancies

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

Transfers

At least 3 walruses were transferred 4 times in 2024:

Walrus Network, 2014 - 2024