Walrus (Britains Zoo 956)

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Exhibit

Walrus (Britains Zoo 956)

Walrus, Britains Zoo No956 (BritCat 1940).jpg Walrus, Odobaenus or Trichechus, rosmarus (i)
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location:
Arch Three , Area 44
The Zoo (display)

A painted hollowcast lead Walrus, from the Britains Zoo range, catalogue number 956.

Giulia ...
" This walrus is really big and it has white teeth, they are so long that they reach the ground. Its eyes are big and black. "

1940 catalogue description

" The walrus is confined to the Arctic regions only. It is a gentle and inoffensive creature as a rule, but when attacked becomes very fierce and its huge bulk renders it a formidable antagonist. The tusks are used to dig into the mud to procure food which largely consists of shell fish and other small sea animals. "
Britains Zoo 956, Walrus