Walruses of Canada

Walrus or Aiviq in Innuktitut (language spoken by the Inuit of Canada).

The walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) is a pinniped mammal. It is the only representative of the family Odobenidae, a name derived from the Greek words for “teeth” and “walk”, which refers to the way walrus use their tusks to move on ice.

In Atlantic walruses, adult females average about 2.75 m in length and weigh about 850 kg. Males average 3 m in length and weigh about 1000 kg.

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