When vacationers arrive on their polar vacations expecting to find a myriad distinct creatures, among the animals that necessarily makes the’top three’ list is the Walrus – and though it might seem difficult to believe without seeing these impressive animals in the flesh, there are loads of reasons for this high esteem. Visitors expecting to catch a glimpse of those animals will be well rewarded – after all, with their size, they are pretty difficult to miss!
Undoubtedly one of the most fascinating qualities you’ll notice about the Walrus throughout your polar vacations is the giant monsters’ tusks. Believe it or not, these elongated canines can attain lengths of up to a metre in both females and males – even though you may not be able to get close enough to measure them from tip to gum! The tusks are usually larger among men, where they are used for fighting and dominance displays. Whatever the sex of Walrus, however, their tusks come in handy in their everyday life – like to make holes in icehockey, or to assist in dragging prey from the sea and on a solid surface.
Predators and Prey
It only needs to be concerned about two creatures hungry for a Walrus bite – the Orca, and the Polar Bear. Fortunately, however, the Walrus is not a huge portion of predator’s diet, meaning that there are always plenty around to see in your polar vacations.
Myth and Legend
According to legend, the tusks were initially formed from the tears of the crying girl. However, the Walrus has also featured in more contemporary stories throughout the world – these two distinctive tusks which makes them an instantly familiar creature, whether on polar vacations or in the pages of an illustrated children’s book.