What is the size of a walrus?


According to LiveScience, male walruses can weigh as much as 3,700 pounds, with female walruses reaching about 2,700 pounds. In the pinniped family, the elephant seal is the only larger member.

The prominent tusks of the walrus are used in fighting, defense and climbing onto ice from the water. Each tusk can weigh up to 12 pounds. Walruses are carnivorous and prey on creatures of the shallow ice shelves, including fish, crabs and shrimp. Some walruses, however, prey on seals and even small whales. Polar bears and orcas are the only natural predators of the walrus. Walruses can hold their breath underwater for up to 30 minutes.

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Adult Male Walruses reach sexual maturity as early as 7 years but typically dont get to mate until they are around 15 years old. Females on the other hand reach maturity between 4
The walrus tusks average at 3 ft (90 cm) for the bulls/males and 2 ft (60 cm)
The wombat. As a independently-minded herbivore, it would probably have the good sense to walk away, even if it was surprised by the relatively tiny walrus.
The walrus, with the wizened and slightly comical face of an elderly man with two long, protruding tusks, is easily the most recognizable of all the pinnipeds. There are two subspecies
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Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Odobenidae Genus: Odobenus Species: Odobenus rosmarus
A sociable animal, the Walrus gathers in a mixed herd of up to 2,000 bulls, cows, and calves when feeding and migrating, as well as when hauled out on ice floes, although the sexes sometimes segregate during the nonbreeding season... More »
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