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    Introduction to Walruses

    Many people find the walrus to be one of the most fascinating animals in the world. There is no denying what it is when you see those two long tusks in front of the face. They have a long history of living in the Arctic regions, surviving in the cold water and on the ice. They have long been a source of food for the people of the Arctic but these people find a use for the entire walrus so they are very respectful in the manner that they use it.

    The walrus is a very large animal and one that is believed to have evolved millions of years ago from a tropical ancestors.

    Walruses feature front and back flippers that help them to swim as well as to move around on land. Due to their large size, a walrus is typically seen moving around at about 4 miles per hour. When necessary they can move at a speed of up to 20 miles per hour for short periods of time.


    Walrus Research

    There is still plenty that we don’t know about the walrus. Even though they have been researched for a very long time, too much of what they do isn’t well observed by humans. This is due to the isolated regions in which they live. Many things have been learned by observing the walruses that are in captivity. Yet we have to remember that they may not be the same as what would occur in the wild.

    Walrus Feeding

    The feeding habits of the walrus are very interesting. They consume foods from the bottom of the water including mollusks such as clams. They have also been known to feed on seals carcasses in the area when they need to. Due to the large size of these animals they have to consume large amounts of food each day. Generally that will be about 6% of their overall body weight.

      April 20, 2016 1:04 AM PDT