female Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens)

wild caught in 2006

deceased on January 13th, 2010

Ancestors and Descendants

No known related animals.

Transfer History

  1. capture 2006 in wild

  2. transfer 2006 to Utrish Marine Station

  3. transfer 2008 to Moscow Dolphinarium

  4. death 2010-Jan-13 at Moscow Dolphinarium

Image Gallery

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Notes & Disclaimer

The images found here have all been gathered either from this facility's official resources or news articles.

While I am not certain precisely when Alina was transferred to Moscow, I do know she was held at the Marine Station for two years.

Alina died -- depending on the source -- during or after a tusk removal surgery. One source said the surgery was successful and Alina passed away a few hours later from cardiac arrest; the other source said that Alina died before the surgery took place, "after a preliminary injection before intubation for general anesthesia."

Alina's brain was taken to the United States for scientific study by the Sleep Institute of Los Angeles.