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Urist likes walruses for their tusks.


Walrus - Walrus man - Giant walrus


· Amphibious

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 400

· Exotic pet · Breeding

Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 150,000 cm3
Mid: 750,000 cm3
Max: 1,500,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 20-30
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 70
Fat 10
Brain 3
Heart 1
Lungs 6
Intestines 10
Liver 3
Kidneys 2
Tripe 3
Sweetbread 1
Eyes 2
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 12
Skull 1
Ivory 2
Teeth 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
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 3-7 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.

Admired for their tusks.


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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.

You should never obey the walrus, which ever elf said that should have Armok smite them.