A migratory animal, the mountain walrus will travel as far as 3,000 miles in a year. In early winter, when their northern mountain habitat becomes frozen, they began their migration south towards warmer climate and more plentiful food. Some stop in northern California, while others travel as far as the Nevada deserts to find food and mates. In the springtime, after their migration is over, their mating season begins. The cows will then give birth to 1-2 live calves in the beginning of summer. The calves learn to run within 2 weeks of being born, and they can begin their migration back to their northern climes.
Once plentiful, the numbers of the mountain walrus have been reduced to only 30 herds. Since the mountain walrus does not reproduce very quickly, their numbers diminish every year as the rare animal is hunted and their land is lost. Soon this beautiful and surprisingly graceful animal may exist no longer.
The mountain walrus is agile and fierce, but it cannot fight off hunters and the loss of its habitat. Only with our help will this wonderful creature be able to survive. The mountain walrus needs your help.
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