|Urist likes walruses for their tusks.|
Not hunting/war trainable
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- A huge aquatic mammal with giant tusks and dense whiskers. They are thick and blubbery and live almost exclusively on mussels.
Walruses are amphibious creatures who can be found in arctic oceans, in groups of 3 to 7 individuals. They are 25 times the size of a dwarf but are shy and benign, preferring to flee from attackers than try and fight them, which makes them relatively easy prey for a hunter. In the event they do fight back, a walrus will defend itself by attempting to stab the enemy with their tusks. An infant walrus is called a walrus calf.
Walruses can be captured in cage traps and trained into valuable pets. Because of their large size and fairly long lifespan, they can serve as a good source of exotic livestock in a meat industry, with their tusks serving as a source of ivory. If you try and breed them, note that it takes a walrus five years to reach its full size, considerably longer than most domestic animals.
Some dwarves like walruses for their tusks and their whiskers.
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It is rumored that eggmen can be sometimes found near walruses. This, however, is yet to be confirmed for DF.
Some dwarven scientists also suggest that walruses' mortal enemies are the red-headed woodpeckers, as these birds will frequently steal their food, destroy their homes and even go so far as to not let a walrus get a single minute of sleep. The reason for such behavior is still a mystery.
No one wants to be a walrus, despite how glorious they may be.
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