Liya’s picture from the Sea World Website (Fair Use)

Name: Liya (female)

Born: 9 December 2000 in Leningradsky Zoopark, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Died: 28 December 2019 in Sea World, Gold Coast, Queensland,  Australia

Mother: Uslada

Father: Menshikov (deceased)

Siblings: At least fifteen other cubs born to Liya’s parents survived birth.  Liya’s twin brother Lyutyik died in Alaska Zoo on 13 October 2019

History of captivity:

  1. Born in captivity 9 December 2000 at Leningradsky Zoopark, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  2. Transferred to Gold Coast 20 November 2001.
  3. Died in Gold Coast, Queensland 28 December 2019.

Progeny: Henry (male) born 9 May 2013 and Mishka (female) born 26 April 2017, both at  Sea World, Gold Coast.

Additional Information

Both Liya’s progeny were one of twins but their siblings failed to thrive after birth and died within a few weeks. See this article from 2017 (opens in new window).

You can read an article announcing Liya’s death here (opens in new window).  As at 14 January 2020 no cause of death had been published.

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Page updated 29 April 2020