Many people have read about the walrus, but not many know much more about walrus origins and behavior. There is a lot that is unknown about walrus behavior, reproduction, and diet in the wild, and very little is known about walrus life in captivity. Most of what we know about walrus comes from their ability to make a soft, hollow sounds, which they use to alarm other walrus groups. Researchers have also found that male walrus have unique spermatozoa, and these have been shown to have a stronger reaction to sperm than female sperm does.
One of the strangest stories about the walrus comes from India. The walrus was believed to be responsible for the first underwater archaeological discovery in Asia. On the expedition, two men found the carcass of what appeared to be a walrus under the sea, which had apparently been rotting for months. The men were keen to get the body ready for display, and when they saw that it did not have a neck, it was assumed that the walrus had died of old age. The walrus was put on display at the London Zoo, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Another strange tale about the walrus involves two teenagers who found the walrus while diving in the Indian Ocean. The walrus was roughly two meters long and had tusks measuring up to four meters. The teenagers tried to pet the walrus, but the walrus became defensive, and bit one of the teenagers. When the walrus bit the second teenager, that child went into cardiac arrest and later died. The walrus then disappeared, and no body was found to indicate whether or not the walrus died as a result of accidental drowning, suicide attempt, or through the actions of another walrus.
The walrus is also rumored to have been attacked by pirates, and there are many stories about it. Perhaps the most famous account of the walrus found in a human grave came from the book “Jurassic Park”. Because the walrus was a dinosaur, the story said that the walrus was protecting eggs that could hatch into dinosaurs.
Today, scientists do not believe that the walrus found in a human grave was actually a walrus. The animal was, instead, an orangutan, and scientists believe that the walrus simply died of old age. The walrus’s tusks, which are made of soft flesh and not hard shell, are considered to be the walrus’s best shell. In fact, there are very few shells in which the tusk is comparable.
One of the few descriptions of the walrus that truly resembles the animal is a leather-coated hippopotamus that lived thousands of years ago. In this account, the walrus is said to have lived in the ocean off the coast of Asia. It mounded up its body, flattened itself down, and ate its own flesh. This walrus was the most like the true walrus and probably never really had a walrus coat. Today, it is listed as endangered, because human interference has caused it to decrease its numbers.