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Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by johnstoni., 26 Aug 2011.

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  1. bashildy

    bashildy Member

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    Aku successfully relocated to Seaworld Orlando.

    Aggregating everybody's lists, thanks to all posters for spending time correcting my mistakes or adding new inventory. Feel free to modify with more up to date info.

    To avoid confusion with multiple date formats I switched to ISO 8601, YYYY-MM-DD

    Tracked down some birthing info

    Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium - Tacoma, WA
    0.3 Kulu, Joan, Basilla

    Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - Vallejo, CA
    0.1 Uquq

    Seaworld San Diego - San Diego, CA
    2.0 Dozer, Mitik
    0.1 Shu Shu

    Seaworld Orlando - Orlando, FL
    3.0 Garfield, Bruiser, Aku
    0.1 Slowpoke
    0.1 Kaboodle (Obie x Kitkatska) *2003-05-01,
    0.1 Ginger (Garfield x Kaboodle) *2017-06-02

    Indianapolis Zoo - Indianapolis, IN
    1.0 Pakak
    0.1 Aurora

    Alaska SeaLife Center - Seward, AK
    0.0
    No inventory, but chief rescue center for US

    Canada
    Aquarium du Quebec - Quebec City, Quebec

    2.0 Boris, Balzak
    0.3 Arnaliaq, Samka, Lakina

    Marineland of Canada - Niagara Falls, Ontario
    2.0 Apollo, Zeus
    0.2 Buttercup, Smooshi

    TIERPARK HAGENBECK, Hamburg, Germany
    1.0 - Odin *1996/97,
    1.0 - Thor (Odin x Dyna) *2014-06-15
    0.1 - Dyna *1996/97
    0.1 - Polosa *1996/97,
    0.1 - Raisa (Rossita x Igor) *2004-06-22

    Dolfinarium Harderwijk, Harderwijk, Netherlands
    1.0 - Nikolai ( Igor x Olga ) *1995-06-17
    0.1 - Olga *1981/82,
    0.1 - Rossita *1995/96,
    0.1 - Olivia (Odin x Polosa) *2008

    Izhevsk Zoo , Izhevsk, Russia
    1.2 - Unknown

    Toba Aquarium, Toba, Mie, Japan
    0.1 - Unknown Pup
    0.1 - Icicle?
    1.0 - Poe?

    Belarus, Spain, Turkey, China
    Claims of inventory.
     
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  2. callorhinus

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    1.0 - Enurmin, 2006
    0.1 - Eva, 2006
    0.1 - Neseyka, 2006 or 2007
     
  3. lintworm

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    I wonder whether they were aware when naming this walrus that balzak is the Dutch word for scrotum....
     
  4. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I just had a quick google to see if I could find why he was named Balzak. All I got was that he was named by a member of the public in a competition.

    I wonder if he was named after Honore de Balzak though (a French author, given that it is French Canada).
     
  5. KEEPER

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    Honoré de Balzac. With C not K. ;)
     
  6. bashildy

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    Thank You @callorhinus.

    Updating Russia as well as Dozer being retransferred back to Point Defiance on breeding loan.

    Total Worldwide Inventory:
    15.24


    Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium - Tacoma, WA, USA
    0.3 Kulu, Joan, Basilla
    1.0 Dozer

    Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - Vallejo, CA, USA
    0.1 Uquq

    Seaworld San Diego - San Diego, CA, USA
    1.0 Mitik
    0.1 Shu Shu

    Seaworld Orlando - Orlando, FL, USA
    3.0 Garfield, Bruiser, Aku
    0.1 Slowpoke
    0.1 Kaboodle (Obie x Kitkatska) *2003-05-01,
    0.1 Ginger (Garfield x Kaboodle) *2017-06-02

    Indianapolis Zoo - Indianapolis, IN, USA
    1.0 Pakak
    0.1 Aurora

    Alaska SeaLife Center - Seward, AK, USA
    No inventory, chief rescue center for US

    Aquarium du Quebec - Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    2.0 Boris, Balzak
    0.3 Arnaliaq, Samka, Lakina

    Marineland of Canada - Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
    2.0 Apollo, Zeus
    0.2 Buttercup, Smooshi

    Tierpark Hagenbeck, Hamburg, Germany
    1.0 - Odin *1996/97,
    1.0 - Thor (Odin x Dyna) *2014-06-15
    0.1 - Dyna *1996/97
    0.1 - Polosa *1996/97,
    0.1 - Raisa (Rossita x Igor) *2004-06-22

    Dolfinarium Harderwijk, Harderwijk, Netherlands
    1.0 - Nikolai ( Igor x Olga ) *1995-06-17
    0.1 - Olga *1981/82,
    0.1 - Rossita *1995/96,
    0.1 - Olivia (Odin x Polosa) *2008

    Izhevsk Zoo, Izhevsk, Russia
    1.0 - Enurmin, *2006
    0.1 - Eva, *2006
    0.1 - Neseyka, 2006/07

    Toba Aquarium, Toba, Mie, Japan
    0.2 - Icicle, Unnamed Pup
    1.0 - Poe
    Inventory not confirmed.

    Minsk Zoo, Minsk, Belarus
    Inventory not confirmed. Cited 10 years ago in book.

    Xixiajou Wildlife Park, Shandong, China
    Inventory not confirmed. Cited in news story about tourist + trainer falling into enclosure and drowning.

    Istanbul Dolphinarium, Istanbul, Turkey
    Inventory not confirmed. Mentioned in search engine traffic.
     
  7. Hyak_II

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    For toba, they have 1.0 Po and 0.2 Ku and Tsurara. Both females are mature.
     
  8. bashildy

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    Thanks, I use autotranslate on their twitter so I misunderstood one of the females as a pup when they probably just call their animals with the suffix -chan.
     
  9. Tatsuslava

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    Wow didn't realize there were such few zoos with walruses
     
  10. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    There are at least seven or eight collections in Japan with Walrus:
    動物園と水族館

    And I'd be immensely surprised if there is only one in China with them.
     
  11. Tatsuslava

    Tatsuslava Well-Known Member

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    There are actually quite few Chinese zoos aquaria with walrus but I expected them to be more common consiering how much more common polar bears seem to be in zoos
     
  12. FBBird

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    Polar Bears are relatively easy to keep, apart from behavioural issues. Walruses historically have had a lot of health issues, possibly largely addressed by now. However, there are none in the UK. I've never seen one.
     
  13. aardvark250

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    Chimelong have at least some walrus.
     
  14. Tatsuslava

    Tatsuslava Well-Known Member

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    I hear that walruses don' t usually breed well in captivity
     
  15. Elephant Enthusiast

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    In a captive environment, walruses have been known to be difficult to breed due to the fact that most pregnancies have resulted in stillbirth or that the calf doesn't survive past infancy.

    In all, 24 walruses have been born in North America from 1971 to 2017 based on the following sources:

    https://digital.lib.washington.edu/.../Triggs_washington_0250O_12679.pdf?sequence=1
    Pg 54 and 238
    Nutritional and behavioral aspects of reproduction in walruses
    Pg 10, 12, and 24
    http://orlando-rising.com/seaworld-welcomes-the-parks-first-calf-and-fifth-walrus/
    Walrus gives birth at Quebec City aquarium, a Canadian first
    Second walrus pup born at the Quebec City aquarium

    Of those 24 calves born in North America, 9 were stillborn, 7 died young, 3 survived to adulthood but have since died, and 5 are currently alive.

    While in Europe, 8 walrus calves have been born from 1995 to 2015 based on the following sources:

    http://krant.telegraaf.nl/nieuwslink/teksten/nws.dolfinarium.walrus.moeder.html
    https://vidiphoto.photoshelter.com/image/I000031Wb76xuIro
    http://www.dolfinariumweb.nl/joomla...-walrussen-rossita-bevallen-van-een-dood-jong
    http://www.dolfinariumweb.nl/joomla...chief/jaar-2009/64-walrusbaby-pavla-overleden
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2678137/Proud-walrus-mother-shows-son-unveiled-time-German-zoo.html
    http://www.vancouversun.com/wild+monday/11453566/story.html

    Of those 8 calves born in Europe, 1 was stillborn, 2 died young, 4 are currently alive, and 1 has unknown status.

    Does anyone know what happened to 1.0 Boika? This is the European captive-born walrus with unknown status. I am unable to find any sources that state his death or transfer.

    In addition, does anyone have information on the mother and father of 0.1 Takena? I have my speculations but can not find any primary sources.
     
  16. Elephant Enthusiast

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    1.0 Bruiser has passed away at SeaWorld Orlando on November 29, 2017.

    Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium - Tacoma, Washington, USA
    1.0 Dozer (Illiyak x Tumuk) * 1993-06-21
    0.1 Basilla 1983-00-00
    0.1 Kulusiq 1994-00-00
    0.1 Joan 1995-00-00

    Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - Vallejo, California, USA
    0.1 Uquq 1994-00-00

    SeaWorld San Diego - San Diego, California, USA
    1.0 Mitik 2012-00-00
    0.1 Chouchou (Takku x Mikku) * 2010-05-05

    SeaWorld Orlando - Orlando, Florida, USA
    1.0 Garfield 1982-00-00
    1.0 Aku 2017-00-00
    0.1 Slowpoke 1977-00-00
    0.1 Kaboodle (Obie x Kitkatska) * 2003-05-01
    0.1 Ginger (Garfield x Kaboodle) * 2017-06-03

    Indianapolis Zoo - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    1.0 Pakak 2012-00-00
    0.1 Aurora 1995-00-00

    Aquarium du Quebec - Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    1.0 Boris 2006-00-00
    1.0 Balzak (Boris x Samka) * 2016-05-22
    0.1 Arnaliaq 2003-00-00
    0.1Samka 2006-00-00
    0.1 Lakina (Boris x Arnaliaq) * 2016-05-07

    Marineland of Canada - Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
    1.0 Apollo 2001-00-00
    1.0 Zeus 2001-00-00
    0.1 Buttercup 2002-00-00
    0.1 Smooshi 2004-00-00

    Tierpark Hagenbeck - Hamburg, Germany
    1.0 Odin 1996-00-00
    0.1 Thor (Odin x Dyna) * 2014-06-15
    0.1 Dyna 1996-00-00
    0.1 Polosa 1996-00-00
    0.1 Raisa (Igor x Rossita) * 2004-06-22

    Dolfinarium Harderwijk - Harderwijk, Netherlands
    1.0 Nikolai (Igor x Olga) * 1995-06-17
    0.1 Olga 1981/1982-00-00
    0.1 Rossita 1995/1996-00-00
    0.1 Olivia (Odin x Polosa) * 2008-00-00

    Udmurtia Zoo - Izhevsk, Russia
    1.0 Enurmin 2006-00-00
    0.1 Eva 2006-00-00
    0.1 Neseyka 2006/2007-00-00

    Primorsky Oceanarium - Russkiy, Russia
    0.1 Misha 2010-00-00

    Royal Ocean Park - Fushun, Liaoning, China
    0.1 Gelusha
    0.1 Doris (Unknown x Gelusha) * 2017-06-13

    Kamogawa Sea World - Higashicho, Kamogawa, Japan

    1.0 Takku 1983-00-00
    0.1 Mikku (Unknown x Unknown) * 2001-00-00
    0.1 Riru (Takku x Mikku) * 2016-05-01

    Otaru Aquarium - Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan
    1.0 Uchio 1990-00-00
    0.1 Urya 1992-00-00
    0.1 Shizuku (Uchio x Urya) * 2016-04-06

    Toba Aquarium - Toba, Mie, Japan
    1.0 Pou 2006-00-00
    0.1 Kuu 2006-00-00
    0.1 Tsurara (Uchio x Urya) * 2009-00-00

    Ocean Park Hong Kong - Hong Kong
    1.0 Rock 2004-00-00
    0.1 Miru 2000-00-00
     
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  17. Tatsuslava

    Tatsuslava Well-Known Member

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    Turns out the Vancouver Aquarium might be getting Walruses soon
     
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  18. Hyak_II

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    Not might, they are getting walruses.
     
  19. The Walrus

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    I've checked my papers for you...:
    DOLFINARIUM HARDERWIJK, HARDERWIJK, NETHERLANDS
    1.0 Boika (Olga x Igor) *22.06.2003 passed away 2004/05 very young.
    That's long ago. Neither I still remember what happened to him, nor I have any "primary sources" for you. Sorry!
     
  20. FunkyGibbon

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    Why does Valencia not feature on this thread?