The Atlantic walrus is found in eastern Canada and the high Arctic and their tusks, which are their canine teeth, can grow from 15-35 inches in length. Their tusks are not used for hunting but rather for creating breathing holes in the ice and also when fighting for a female or for their place in the herd. The largest herd in Canada consists of approximately 5,000 members and when hunting for food they can remain underwater for thirty minutes.
As a totem animal walrus represents finding hidden treasure. They enjoy spending time with those who are like-minded, both spiritually and mentally, and ask us to remember to trust in our inner senses.
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