Walrus Whiskers

Walruses have long tusks and a prominent mustache. These large marine mammals are found near the Arctic Circle.

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They are extremely social and snort and bellow loudly at their companions. Walruses also have wrinkled brown and pink skin, long, coarse whiskers, flat flippers, and lots of blubber on their bodies to keep them warm in the cold Arctic water.

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They can slow down their heartbeat to withstand the chilly water temperatures and to help them stay under water for as long as ten minutes.

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To help us learn more about their whiskers, we created our very own. With tweezers, toothpicks, and pre-cut walrus snouts, we placed our whiskers into their places, practicing our fine motor skills!

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