Liya’s picture from the Sea World Website (Fair Use)
Name: Liya (female)
Born: 9 December 2000 in Leningradsky Zoopark, Saint Petersburg, Russia
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:
- Born in captivity 9 December 2000 at Leningradsky Zoopark, Saint Petersburg, Russia
- Transferred to Gold Coast 20 November 2001.
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.
Page updated 05 June 2019