The walrus has many clever adaptations to help it survive and thrive in some of the harshest climates on Earth. You may not be the walrus, but test your knowledge of these toothy creatures in the walrus quiz anyway.
Walruses belong to what order?
How fast can walruses swim?
15.6 mph (25.1 kph)
21.7 mph (35 kph)
30.9 mph (49.7 kph)
The preferred food source of walruses are:
How much faster do walruses lose body heat in the water than on land?
10 times faster
18 times faster
27 times faster
How do walruses locate their prey?
with their whiskers
with their eyes
with their flippers
The tusks of a walrus can reach a length of:
2 feet (0.6 meters)
3 feet (0.91 meters)
5 feet (1.5 meters)
Which of the following do walruses not use their tusks for?
hauling themselves out of the water
How much air can the pharyngeal pouches of a walrus hold?
10 gallons (38 liters)
13 gallons (49 liters)
16 gallons (61 liters)
What enables walruses to maintain their body temperature in frigid water?