walrus
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Order Carnivora

Family Odobenidae

Scientific Name

Odobenus rosmarus

Thumbnail Description

The blubber in their skin keeps them warm and the fat provides energy to the walrus

Size and Weight

Adults:

LENGTH: 2.2 to 3.6 m (7.2 to 11.8 ft)

WEIGHT: (males) 800 and 1,700 kg (1,800 and 3,700 lb) (females) 560 kg (1,230 lb)

Newborns:

LENGTH: 1 to 1.4 m (3.3 to 4.6 ft)

WEIGHT: 33 to 85 kg (73 to 187 lb)

Habitat

Arctic Ocean

Distribution

Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait, Chukchi Peninsula, Beaufort Sea

Diet

Shrimp, crabs, tube worms, soft corals, tunicates, sea cucumbers, mollusks

Reproduction

1

Population

5,000 – 10,000

Lifespan

20 – 30 years (wild)

Baby Name

Pups

Group Name

Harem

Predators

Orcas, polar bears

Speed

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Dives at 80 m (260 ft) deep

Conservation Status

Data Deficient

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