Walrus Day

November 2020

The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and Marine Mammal Council (MMC) made 24 November Walrus Day in 2008. These Arctic animals are the largest pinnipedians in the world. In the last days of autumn, walruses leave the Arctic shores of the Chukotka Sea to spend winter in the Bering Strait; they are very vulnerable during their travel. Using this awareness day, animal protection activists want to draw public attention to the problem of diminishing populations of these marine mammals.