By Hunter Warren. A walrus can weigh from 760 kg to1350 kg. They have a thick layer of fat called blubber. They have dark brown skin. A male walrus is called a bull. A female is called a cow. A baby walrus is called a calf.
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A walrus can weigh from 760 kg to1350 kg. They have a thick layer of fat called blubber. They have dark brown skin.
A male walrus is called a bull. A female is called a cow. A baby walrus is called a calf.
The habitat of the walrus is in a very cold place. It is –15 to +5 degrees Celsius. This is 5 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit. They live where heavy snow covered ice covers more than 80 % of the sea. They spend 2/3 of their life in the water.
A special characteristic that helps the walrus live in it’s environment is a thick layer of blubber. They have large ivory tusks which they use for protection and for breaking through ice and snow.
The walrus have big whiskers. They use their whiskers to feel around until they find food. Then they blow to get the food loose or to make it move so they can get it. They need it to move because they can't get to it because of their tusks. Walrus mainly eat bottom-dwelling invertebrates. This would be things like clams, snails, crabs, shrimp and worms.
Fun Fact:The walrus cansleep while it swims. He has air sacs in his throat that he fills like floats. This makes it so he can bob vertically in thewater and sleep.