Pacific Walrus


Did you know?
  • Walruses use stiff whiskers, called vibrissae, to feel around the ocean floor looking for clams and other tasty mud-dwellers.
  • In water, walruses are pale, as blood vessels on the skin contract to protect the core against icy temperatures.
  • On land, the blood vessels dilate and circulation increases, allowing them to lose excess heat and turning them rosy pink.

Adoption Level

Zoo Parent
  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Stuffed Plush
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • 5 x 7 Photo of Your Animal

*For guaranteed holiday delivery, orders must be placed by December 14th.

Express shipping can be added for a total of $10 in shipping for orders placed through December 19th.

Adoptions can be picked up at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium through December 21st.