Feb 4, 2006

Wave to the Crowd!

This friendly walrus is even uglier than others of its species, because it lacks their characteristic tusks. These giant mammals of the sea can reach a staggering weight of up to 4000 pounds (over twice as much as most horses). Unlike those horses, though, it is not muscle that weighs down the walrus. Oh no, it's layer after layer of fat.

So, let's see. This animal is ugly because it has enough fat on it to make President Taft look skinny, and the reason for this bulk is to survive frigid waters. My solution? Move to the tropics.

Photo courtesy: http://www.animalpicturesarchive.com/list.php?qry=sea%20world

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