Walrus Facts

Walrus tusks are really teeth that grow throughout their life. The long tusks help haul their humongous bodies out of the water and have given them the label “tooth-walking.”

In the Arctic region habitat, Walrus can slow their heartbeats to withstand the polar water temperatures.

An air sac under the throat of a Walrus serves as a flotation device that allows them to bob vertically while sleeping.

The song “I am the Walrus” by the Beatles is a compilation of three different John Lennon’s ideas. The walrus refers to Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter,” and Lennon expressed dismay when he realized that the walrus was the villain in the poem.

Walrus have over 450 whiskers. The whiskers are actually sensitive, tactile organs.

Walrus can hold their breath up to 30 minutes under water.

Walrus are very social and have conversations by bellowing, and snorting.

Walrus have bad eyesight. They rely on hearing, sense of smell, and touching.