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Walrus: The Arctic Toothwalker - Region 2 wildlife DVD

Walrus: The Arctic Toothwalker - Region 2 wildlife DVD
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Model: Region 2 DVD
Manufacturer: Natural Killers
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“For the Inuit, the walrus spells survival and prosperity, as few animals are as well adapted to its polar life as the walrus - this may be the reason why the Inuit revere the animal, which is believed to have many human characteristics”

Why the walrus have their long teeth has long been a discussion. Early zoologists heard about walruses that used the teeth to drag themselves up out of the water and onto ice floes. This behaviour gave them a scientific Latin name that means “toothwalker”.

Known as avaq or aiviq in the Inuit language, the walrus is as much an icon of the Arctic as its distant cousin the polar bear. But, despite many myths, little is known about this strange-looking creature.

One of the enduring mysteries is the function of its huge tusks – are they weapons, tools or even a ‘fifth limb’, used for extra grip on the ice? The teeth are likely to be more important to show off a social status and maintain control over the harem.
Fights between males can sometimes turn into bloody battles, but more often the one with the less impressive teeth will turn away without fighting.

Follow these amazing animals on a voyage around the Arctic Circle and discover the unique role they have played in the lives of the world’s Inuit populations.
In unique under water footage, we will finally see how the walrus seeks its food on the seabed; and thanks to satellite tracking, scientists will be able to explain the long migrations of the seals.

This DVD is accompanied by a beautifully illustrated 24-page hardback reference book. Watch the close-up wildlife film and at the same time read the book to learn about habitats, diet, life cycle and more. The book is packed with intriguing facts, illustrations, photography and a 'Test your knowledge' quiz.

Filmed by Adam Ravetch, Tony Holm, Göran Elmé and Lars Åby
Produced and directed by Lars Åby and Bo Landin for Scandinature (2000).


Region:             Region 2 (UK, Europe, etc)

Video format:     PAL

Sound:              Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo

Languages:       English, French, Italian, German

Subtitles:          None

Screen size:      Full screen (4:3)

Duration:           50 mins approx



This DVD is produced in PAL video format (UK/Europe/etc). Buyers in the USA, Canada, Japan and other regions should check compatibility with their equipment before purchasing this DVD. If in doubt, please contact us.

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