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

Name: Liya (female)

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

Mother: Uslada

Father: Menshikov (deceased)

Siblings: At least fifteen other cubs born to Liya’s parents survived birth.  Liya’s twin brother is Lyutyik.

Current location: Sea World, Gold Coast, Queensland,  Australia

History of captivity:

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

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.

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Page updated 05 June 2019

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