Are Walruses Safe? - Torrington Public Schools

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Are Walruses Safe?

By Margaret Schnyer

Walruses still live now but they are endangered .

Where do walruses live?

• Walruses are found on the ice floes of the Canadian Arctic, Alaska, and northern Russia.

• • What happened to the walrus?

They are on the endangered list They have bean overhunted for tusks, oil, skin, and meat.

What role did people have?

• • Walruses are endangered because of overhunting They were killed for their ivory tusks and their blubber which was made into oil for lamps

• • • Today it is against the law to hunt walruses Only Eskimos are allowed to hunt walruses Eskimos can only hunt them with spears so they don’t take too many