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10 things you didn't know about the walrus!



1. A walrus can hold it's breathe under water for up to 30 minutes.

2. The adult male walrus can weigh from 900kg to 1400kg (2000 to 3000lbs) and can grow to 12ft in length.

3. Although the walruses body looks bald, it's actually covered with a thin layer of fur.

4. The tusks of the male walrus can weight over 3 pounds each.

5. The walruses scientific name, 'Odobenus rosmarus', is Latin for 'tooth-walking sea-horse'.


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