Aurora in 2015 (still from video)
Name: Aurora (female)
Born: Winter 2009/2010 in the wild in Russia.
Siblings: Victoria (female) (twin to Aurora)
Current location: Aquário de São Paulo, Brazil
History of captivity:
- Born in the wild winter 2009/2010
- Rescued and sent to Roev Ruchey Zoo, Krasnoyarsk, Russia 13 May 2010
- Transferred to Udmurtia State Zoological Park, Izhevsk, Russia 14 December 2011
- Transferred to Aquário de São Paulo, Brazil 18 December 2014.
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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Page updated 10 October 2020