Walrus live for 40 years-Female walrus feed their babies for two years
Walrus is a marine mammal. These live in Arctic ocean regions. Walruses are believed to be evolved some million years ago.
- Scientific name of walrus is ‘Odobenus rosmarus’ in Latin.
- Walruses have tusks similar to elephants.
- These tusks are used to make holes in ice, hunt food and fight with enemies.
- Each fully grown tusk can weigh up to 3 pounds.
- Male walruses weight two tons and female walrus weight up to one ton.
- Female walrus grow up to 8 – 9 feet and male walruses grow up to 12 feet.
- Group of walruses are called Pond. Young walruses stay with the mother up to 3 years.
- Walruses are facing extinction. These are being killed for oil, teeth and skin.
- Life span or walruses is 35 years.
- Walrus can remain in water for 30 minutes prior to coming up for air.
- Walruses are social animals. They stay in huge groups on coastal rocks or ice.
- Walrus can dive up to 90 meters.
- Walruses spend most of the time on land.
- Walrus have vocal cords and produce sound in water as well as o land.
- Walruses communicate through auditory displays and visual displays.
- Walrus eat clams, worms, gastropods and other soft bodied animals.
- These eat to their stomach full twice in a day.
- Walrus calves are born between April and June and are born on ice. Female walrus gives birth to one calf at a time. Female walrus feed their babies with their milk which contains 30% fat, 5 – 10% proteins and 60% water.
- Walruses live up to 16 – 40 years.