Walrus

Written by Zachary Cooper

Life Cycle

  • In the wild they live up to 40 years.
  • When they become 3 years old they leave their parents.
  • Their population is 250,000.
  • Female walruses are pregnant with a single calf for 15 to 16 months.

Behavior/Diet


  • They eat clams ,mussels ,fish, and on rare occasion they eat seals.
  • Sometimes walruses fight each other.
  • They are very social.
  • They mate in January and February.

Fun Facts

  • Scientific name is "Odobenus Rosmarus",
  • They are mammals,
  • Their size can go from 7.25 feet to 11.5 feet,
  • They can weigh up to 1.5 tons,
  • When they lay in the sun their skin appears pink,
  • They usually live on icebergs but sometimes they go to rocky shores,
  • Walruses are hunted for their ivory tusks, their oil, and their hides.