male Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens

wild caught in ≤ 2013

deceased on December 2nd, 2022

Ancestors and Descendants

No known related animals at this time.

Transfer History

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Notes and Information

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Yaroslavl Dolphinarium's owner, Andrei Torbin, stated that the company had made the decision to sell Potap, and had been deliberating the transfer of his ownership between Moskvarium and the Moscow Zoo.

Potap was purchased at auction by the Moscow Zoo for a sum of 20 million rubles in October of 2022, and subsequently transferred to their facility the following month; he passed away a week later due to "a polyetiological lesion of the gastrointestinal tract and acute congestive hyperemia."