December 4, 2008
Walrus plays the sax
Keepers of a walrus at an Istanbul, Turkey, zoo said the water mammal's repertoire of human imitations includes the ability to play the saxophone.
Sara the Walrus' Russian trainer, known as Sergiy, taught the whiskered wonder to hold the saxophone between its flippers and blow a note for the crowd at the Istanbul Dolphinarium, which opened to the public Monday, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.
The walrus is also well known for catching roses and skills with balls and hoops.