Twins Bering & Malygin in Harbin Polarland 2013 ( – CC BY-NC 2.0)

Name:  Bering (male)

Born:  29 November 2002 in Leningradsky Zoopark, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Mother:  Uslada

Father:  Menschikov (deceased)

Siblings: Simona (female born 1994, Syril (male) born 1996, Colin (male) born 1998, Cora (female) born 1998, Lyutyik (male) born 2000 & died 2019, Liya (female) born 2000 & died 2019, Maylgin (male) born 2002, Sedov (male) born 2002, Kai (male) born 2004, Rossy (male) (aka Pyotr) born 2007, Krassin (male) born 2007, Simon (male) born 2009, Samson (male) 2009, Lomonosov (male) born 2011, Zabava (female) 2013.

Current location: Harbin Polarland, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China

History of captivity:

  1. Born in captivity in Leningradsky Zoopark, Saint Petersburg, Russia 29 November 2002
  2. Transferred to Sun Asia Polar World, Shahekou District, Dalian, China 18 June 2004
  3. Arrived at Harbin 13 December 2005

Progeny:  None known

Additional Information

Bering was named after Vitus Jonassen Bering, also known as Ivan Ivanovich Bering, an explorer and officer in the Russian Navy (although Danish by birth).

When Bering was transferred to China from Russia he was flown to Frankfurt and then on to Beijing in a second aircraft. From there he was transferred to Dalian.

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