male Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens)

wild caught ≥ 2001

living at Aquatoria Yalta

Ancestors and Descendants

No known related animals at this time.

Transfer History

  1. capture ≥ 2001 in wild

  2. transfer 2004 to Saint Petersburg Dolphinarium

  3. transfer 2005-May to Aquatoria Yalta

  4. transfer ≤ 2008-Jan-29 to National Circus of Ukraine

  5. transfer 2008 to Aquatoria Yalta

  6. transfer ≤ 2012-Mar-02 to National Circus of Ukraine

  7. transfer 2012 to Aquatoria Yalta

  8. transfer ≤ 2013-Jan-25 to National Circus of Ukraine

  9. transfer ≥ 2013 to Aquatoria Yalta

Physical Data

The dates listed here generally represent the time at which the measurements were published, not necessarily the date on which they were taken.


  • 2021-Jan-26: 1,270 kg · 2,799 lb

  • 2019-Jul-06: 1,200 kg · 2,645 lb

Daily diet

  • 2021-Jan-26: 26 kg (57 lb) of capelin, squid, and anchovies

Image Gallery

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Notes and Information

Saltan's age is not certain; he was said in January of 2008 to be four years old, and 19 years old in January of 2021, meaning he may have been born at any point between 2001 to 2004.

In 2005 Saltan was sent to perform at Aquatoria Yalta on a three-year contract, but was never returned after that point, and has remained based at Yalta ever since (though he was frequently transferred to perform at other venues on contract).


  • 2021-Jan-26. Лидия Осина. В Крыму живет морж, который весит больше автомобиля. Retrieved from [archive].

  • 2019-Jul-06. Новости Крыма. Подарок ко Дню защиты детей. Retrieved from [archive].