Kolymana in Orto Doidu Zoo with her cub Almaz in 2020 (Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia))

Name:  Kolymana  (Колымана) (female)

Born:  Born in the winter of 2011/2012  in the wild

Mother:  Not known

Father:  Not known

Siblings: None known

Current location: Orto Doidu Zoo, Yakutsk, Russia

History of captivity:

  1. Born in the wild around December 2011
  2. Transferred to Orto Doidu Zoo, Yakutsk, Russia on 25 April 2012

Progeny: Khaarchaana (Хаарчаана) (female) born 30 November 2016, Almaz (Алмаз) (male) born 12 December 2019.

Additional Information

In April 2012 Kolymana was observed, by the WWF Russia’s  Bear Patrol, drifting alone on an ice floe near Leontyev and Chetyryokhstolbovy islands.  When, after several days of observation, there was no sign of her mother she was rescued by the patrol who estimated her age at around four months.  After being nursed for several months the cub was transferred to Yakutsk.

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