The zoo’s video of Aurora & Peregrino published in August 2015

Name:  Aurora (female)

Born: Winter 2009/2010 in the wild in Russia.

Mother: Unknown

Father: Unknown

Siblings: Victoria (female) (twin to Aurora)

Current location: Aquário de São Paulo, Brazil

History of captivity:

  1. Born in the wild winter 2009/2010
  2. Rescued and sent to Roev Ruchey Zoo, Krasnoyarsk, Russia 13 May 2010
  3. Transferred to Udmurtia State Zoological Park, Izhevsk, Russia 14 December 2011
  4. Transferred to Aquário de São Paulo, Brazil 18 December 2014.

Progeny: None

Additional Information

Aurora and her twin sister were found orphaned in the wild in May 2010, aged around six months. When Aurora was transferred from Krasnoyarsk to Kazan her twin remained behind.  While originally named Victoria, the sister was later, somewhat bizarrely, renamed Aurora also

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