Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Mammalia
                 Family : Odobenidae
  Scientific Name : Odobenus rosmarus

                 Colour : Grey, Brown
            Skin Type : Hair
                 Size(L) : 2.25m - 3.5m 
                                  (7.5ft - 11.5ft)
                 Weight : 400kg - 1,700kg 
                                  (880lbs - 3,740lbs)

           Top Speed : 35km/h (22mph)
            Life Span : 40 - 50 years
Most Distinctive 
               Feature : Long tusk that 
                                can grow up to 1m long
            Fun Fact : Inhabits the freezing
                              water of the Arctic Circle!
  1. Walruses are large marine mammals found in the Arctic Circle.
  2. They are closely related to Fur Seals.
  3. After the Elephant Seal, they are the second largest ocean dwelling mammals to come ashore to breed.
  4. Distinctively, they have long tusks and sensitive whiskers.
  5. Their tuskers are used to fight and to dig the ice to pull out their bodies while climbing out of water
  6. They have long and elongated bodies are wide at the head tapering towards the tail.
  7. Their tail is embedded in a web of skin.
  8. They move with the help of their flippers, in water and on land.
  9. There are mainly two species of Walrus- The Atlantic Walrus and the Pacific Walrus.
  10. They inhabit the ice floes and rocky coastlines along the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
  11. Walruses are sociable animals living in large herds consisting many dominant males, females and the young.
  12. The males are almost double the weight of their female counterparts and have longer tusks.
  13. They are known to breed in the months between January and March.
  14. The female walrus gives birth to a single pup, which is nursed by its mother for the first 6 months.
  15. Walruses are carnivores feeding and hunting only animals like clams, snails, worms, squid, octopus and slow moving fish.
  16. They have very few predators in Killer Whales and Polar Bears
  17. Interestingly, they dive to depths of about 80-100 m underwater and hunt in the darkness of water.
  18. Walruses are thought to be similar to humans for their intelligence, slow reproduction and in caring for their young ones.
  19. They are considered to be a species which is near threatened.

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