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Thick and resistant, the walrus' skin allows it to protect itself
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Walrus's skin is very thick and tough, it can reach 10 centimeters thick. It protects him against injury from other walrus’ tusks, and from the rough rocks and sharp ice it lumbers over when hauling out and when diving through in search of food. This skin recovers a layer of fat that can reach up 15 centimeters thick, helping to withstand the icy Arctic waters.
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