Ninotska

female walrus (O. rosmarus)

wild caught in 2003

living at Pairi Daiza

Ancestors and Descendants

No known related animals at this time.

Transfer History

  1. capture 2003 in Russia

  2. transfer ≤ 2003-Dec to Oceanografic Valencia

  3. transfer 2019-Dec-18 to Tierpark Hagenbeck

  4. transfer 2021-May-03 to Pairi Daiza

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.

Originally called "Ninotchka" for the first 16 years of her life, the spelling of her name was altered to "Ninotska" upon her transfer to Tierpark Hagenbeck in 2019.

Oceanografic's initial herd of five walruses, including this individual, were all estimated to be 6 months old upon arrival to the park.

I assume the walruses arrived in early December; sources say they arrived a month prior to December 27th, and on the week of December 12th.

Currently, as of this writing in December 2019, Oceanografic Valencia retains ownership of Ninotchka, though her loan to Pairi Daiza is long-term and expected to last no less than ten years at least.