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Walruses, also known as Odobenus rosmarus, are marine mammals like seals which are generally found in the Arctic sea. There are two subspecies of this species, Atlantic walrus(Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) and Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens). They can be further divided into male and female walruses, both genders have long elongate tusks that hang downwards. With a round head and small eyes and quill-like whiskers, their skin is one to to inches thick. Orcas and polar bears are their only natural predators. Walruses are social animals, who move in herds, which are in turn separated by sex. Walrus can move both on land and under the water and their body temperatures are regulated automatically at par with the environment. The weight of a walrus pup at birth is 130 lb (60 kg).
 

Fun Walrus Facts For Kids


What do they prey on?

Clams, worms, gastropods, cephalopods, crustaceans, sea cucumbers, and other soft-bodied animals

What do they eat?

Carnivores

Average litter size?

1

How much do they weigh?

1,764-2,646 lb (800-1200 kg)

How long are they?

6.6–11.5 ft (2-3.5 m)

How tall are they?

N/A


What do they look like?

Wrinkled brown and pink

Skin Type

Flabby body with short fur

What were their main threats?

Humans, Orcas, Polar Bears, And Climate Change

What is their conservation status?

Vulnerable

Where you'll find them?

Underwater And Land, Sea Ice Or Beach

Locations

Greenland, Bering Sea, Northern Seas Of Russia And Alaska, Northeastern Canada

Kingdom

Animalia

Genus

Odobenus

Class

Mammalia

Family

Odobenidae

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