Transcript Are Walruses Safe? - Torrington Public Schools
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