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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C
Alamy Wally the walrus at the Isles of Scilly in July.
# wally
Quiz: How much do you know about walruses?
And Wally, in particular.


The walrus first appeared in Irish waters – where pinnipeds of his type are not usually found – back in March. After a brief European tour he is back.

The public is being urged to stay away from him. Not only might you disturb a creature in a difficult situation, you’re also putting yourself at risk.

Keep your distance and take this quiz instead.

What is a walrus?
A large gregarious marine mammal related to the eared seals, having two large downward-pointing tusks
I don't know

An elephant that has spent too long in the sea
Just a big ol' dog hanging around in the water really, no big deal
Is Wally okay?
Miroslav Valasek / Alamy

It's difficult to tell for sure
Wally has damaged several boats. Why?
PA Images
He is a cruel, malicious creature, and hellbent on causing economic damage to the local community.
He doesn't own a boat and is jealous.

Leave him off. He'd usually rest on land or a floating object (like ice) so he has been napping on boats instead.
He is trying to mate with them.
The best impression of Wally was performed by this man, Anthony Fitzgerald, in an RTÉ News report, back when the walrus first appeared in Ireland back in March. What did it sound like?
RTÉ News

Bah... bah! Bah.
This is the second pinniped-themed quiz I've written this year. Are walruses the largest pinniped?
No, they're often smaller than adult seals

No, elephant seals are larger
Stop writing quizzes about pinnipeds. I've had enough!
Which of these is called a walrus moustache?
What's a young walrus called?
Lil' baby
A calf

A heifer
A moose
What is this walrus doing?
Waiting to ambush prey.
Using their tusks to hang off the edge of a breathing hole.

Trying to mate (good luck!).
He is dead, taken before his time, very sad, but don't cry.
Who is the Walrus of Love?
Louis Armstrong
Marvin Gaye

Barry White
What type of plane is this?
Supermarine Carvery
Supermarine Donkey

Supermarine Walrus
Supermarine Enda Kenny
What do you call a walrus in Antarctica?
An elephant seal
A Shackleton walrus

A rosmhvalr
Lost (they're only found in the Arctic)
Walrus is the name of one of two narrow-gauge locomotives operated on the Isle of Man's Groudle Glen Railway. What is Walrus powered by?

Walrus blubber
I am the walrus
Goo goo g'joob
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You are *the* walrus from the song I Am The Walrus
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You are this walrus
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You are this walrus
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