Undoubtedly the largest residents of Wild Arctic, walruses tip the scales at 880 to 3,700 pounds! Their face is covered with 400 to 700 sensitive vibrissae (like whiskers) which they use to help them locate their preferred prey — clams, fishes, worms, snails, squids, and crabs. A walrus can eat 3,000 to 6,000 clams in a single feeding bout!
Walruses differ from other pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and walruses) by having two long tusks. They use these tusks to establish social dominance, for defense, and to help pull themselves out of the water onto sea ice.
Walruses are among the most vocal of the pinnipeds. They produce growls, taps, knocks, grunts, barks, soft whistles, rasps, and clicks using their vocal cords. Male walruses produce bell-like sounds below water as part of their courtship of females.