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The walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) is a large flippered marine mammal with a discontinuous distribution about the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean and subarctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere.

Brief description[edit | edit source]

Walruses can weigh up to 2000 kg. The length varies from 2.2 to 3.6 m. They can be brown or dark brown, and they have whiskers.

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Diet[edit | edit source]

The walrus eats fish, clams, shrimp, molluscs.

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Walruses live mostly in shallow waters above the continental shelves.

Evolution[edit | edit source]

The walrus descends from marine mammals pinniped.

Its presence in the fables and stories[edit | edit source]

Grandfather Walrus Author: Cima, Lodovica

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