Pacific Walrus - shore giant

Pacific WalrusThe Pacific Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) divergens is slightly larger than the Atlantic Walrus, with the males weighing up to 1800 kilograms. Walruses live in the Northern Hemisphere in the Arctic seas. The name "Walrus" is derived from the dutch words for shore ("wal") and giant ("reus"). They feed (primarily mollusks and clams) and mate in the water and give birth on land. It is estimated that about 200,000 Pacific walruses exist. They only have three natural enemies: humans, polar bears, and orca's...

Keywords: tusk , whisker , white

The Walrus is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the

Adult weight : 1012.5 kg (2227.5 lbs)

Female maturity :1745 days

Male maturity : 2635 days

Gestation : 331 days

Weaning : 730 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 834 days

Weight at birth : 60 kg (132 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 200 kg (440 lbs)

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