Walrus Adoption Kit
Walruses are unmistakable for their signature long white tusks, large blubbery bodies and whiskered muzzles. Tusks are found on both males and females and can grow up to three feet long. They are used in defense, to cut through ice, and to get out of the water.
Walruses rely on Arctic ice cover to not only rest, but to congregate during the mating season, give birth and raise their calves. Thinning ice pack brought on by rapid warming from climate change – the Arctic is warming twice as fast as anywhere else on Earth –is destabilizing walrus habitat, and with a growing interest in oil development in the region, the threat of an oil spill could further devastate Arctic wildlife.
Your adoption supports our work to protect the walrus’ habitat by fighting climate change through vital research and policy work, advocating for a ban on all drilling in the Arctic region, and holding workshops to share scientific and technical information as well as local traditional knowledge about effective marine wildlife oil spill preparedness and response strategies.