A 1.2 metre long fossilized baculum (penis bone) from an extinct walrus is sold for $8,000 on Sunday (August 26) at a natural history auction in Beverly Hills, California.
Baculum is a bone found in the penis of most mammals (not in human though). A male walrus’s penis is completely internal but it has one of the largest penis bone in the animal kingdom.
The auctioned walrus’s balculum was found in northern Siberia, and is from a species of walrus that went extinct 12,000 years ago. It is believed to be the largest known mammal penis fossil.