The walrus likes to eat clams...not by the dozen, by the gross. So powerful a suction does the walrus create by mouth that it whisks a clam out of its shell with hardly a squeak of the hinge.
Walruses sleep close together. Often, when one turns over, so must the next, and the next...like dominoes.
Most walruses have pretty bad breath.
The walrus can get trichinosis.
Walruses lose hair as they age.
Each walrus has about 400 sensitive, bristly whiskers. They help find and dig up clams and mussels.
Eskimos use walrus whiskers for toothpicks.[See the example in the blue box to the right.]
The walrus feeds while standing on its head in water.
Woodpeckers ruin utility poles, so some Texas researchers are trying to come up with a distasteful pole.