Video of Akiak at Rostock Zoo on 22nd September 2018

Name:  Akiak (male)

Born: 22 November 2014 in Ouwehands Zoo, Rhenen, Netherlands

Mother: Freedom

Father: Victor (deceased)

Siblings: Sprinter (male) born 2007, Sesi (female) & Siki (male) born 2010, Sura (female) 2014 (Akiak’s surviving triplet; a third cub died shortly after being born).

Current location: Rostock Zoo, Germany

History of captivity:

  1. Born in captivity in Ouwehands Zoo, Rhenen, Netherlands 22 November 2014
  2. Transferred to Rostock 12 September 2018

Progeny: None

Additional Information

Akiak is an Inuit name and means “brave”.

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Page updated 17 December 2020