The Walrus is probably best known for his large tusks. At one time they were hunted for their tusks which were carved into beautiful pieces of ivory art. Now only Natives are allowed to hunt and carve walrus ivory.

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Both the male and female walrus have tusks, which they use mainly to haul themselves up out of the water and onto the ice. It takes a lot to move all that blubber around! They also use them for defense and fighting.

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