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Amazing Animals: Walrus Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • Pinnipedia
  • Proboscidea
  • Cetacea

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:

  • clams
  • kelp
  • crabs

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
  • establishing dominance
  • opening clams

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?

  • large hearts
  • blubber
  • whiskers

What is the gestation period for a walrus?

  • nine months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months