male walrus (O. rosmarus)

wild caught ≤ 1962

unknown after 1979

Ancestors and Descendants

No known related animals.

Transfer History

  1. capture ≤ 1962 in wild

  2. transfer ≤ 1962 to Moscow Zoo

  3. unknown ≥ 1979 at Moscow Zoo

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.

Baron was brought to the Moscow Zoo when he was a year old.

While I have no information regarding Baron's date of death, I do know that he was referenced in a work by author and Moscow Zoo director Igor Petrovich Sosnovsky as having "been living in the Moscow Zoo for over eighteen years"; while this work is not dated, it did establish that A. the Moscow Zoo was founded in 1864, and B. as of the writing, the zoo had existed for 116 years, placing the date of its publishing at 1980. Additionally, the work mentions that a book by the author which went on to be published in 1982 was then being prepared for printing, further confirming this timeline. Furthermore, the latest event referenced in this work -- the birth of a musk ox calf -- occurred in 1979. Using this information places the date of Baron's arrival to Moscow at 1961 or 1962.