Featured / Walruses

Introducing Lakina and Balzak

Meet the young walruses who have won the hearts of staff, volunteers and visitors. Visit today to learn more about these fascinating animals and discover why everyone is falling in love with them.

Overview

You're really going to love them

At two-years old, Lakina and Balzak weigh in at an astonishing 300kg and 400kg respectively. When fully grown, Lakina will likely weigh between 1,250 and 1,700kg while Balzak could tip the scales up to 3,700kg! Walruses need a substantial layer of blubber and thick skin to keep them warm in the icy waters of the Arctic. There's just so much to love! 

Exhibit

New Research Outpost

For the first time ever, we have opened up the doors to our research centre to give guests a look into the ground-breaking marine mammal research taking place behind the scenes. In this intimate presentation setting, guests get an incredibly unique view of these animals while observing husbandry, research and enrichment sessions.

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