The Walrus

The walrus, a giant of the icy Arctic seas, stands tall with its massive tusks and hefty body. Notice the duality between its impressive strength and vulnerability to climate change, the walrus embodies the struggle for survival in an ever-changing polar environment.

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Keyfacts about the walrus

3,6 m

Average Size

1.000 kg

Average Weight

487 days

Gestation Period


Identity Card

  • Name: Walrus
  • Latin name: Odobenus rosmarus
  • Origin: Arctic regions: Siberia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Svalbard
  • IUCN status: vulnerable
  • Cites : Appendix III

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Photographic measurements and follow up of walrus in the wild


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