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Walrus carving, Quebec, Canada, 1970–1990

This is a small stone carving of a female walrus, made by Indigenous peoples of the Canadian Arctic. Walruses are sea mammals who live near the North Pole and have lots of blubber (fat) under their skin to keep them warm in the freezing waters. They stay in shallow water where they can feed on clams, crabs and sea cucumbers.

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