Zooillogix

Walrus Rocks Out

What’s different about this than people swimming with Whale Sharks? Fundamentally… probably nothing. However, I think this falls into the lighter shades of gray that the zoo and aquarium world must operate in, and ultimately I’m OK with, for the following reasons:

1. Walrus training is fairly common and does not pose a physical threat to the animal

2. Dolphin and sea lion training is enjoyed by the animals, obviously because their is a slimy fish reward involved, but also because new physical activity breaks up the monotony of life in a fish tank

3. I’m assuming that there is an educational component to this presentation and this finale is a tactic to encourage attendance

4. Walruses friggin love Michael Jackson

Have your own opinion you want to share? Let us know. (Thanks to Dave Abramson for the link)

Comments

  1. #1 David
    March 14, 2008

    Is this for real? I mean i wouldn’t put it past a walrus to rock out to michael jackson, but this could just be another clever net thing.

  2. #2 Andrew
    March 14, 2008

    It is my belief that her dancing is too bad for this to be fake.

  3. #3 Ed Yong
    March 14, 2008

    I think the big question is if that’s the walrus, is she the eggman?

  4. #4 Kate
    March 18, 2008

    That’s a fair bit of stuff to have memorised – there must be quite a bit of grey matter under the Walrus hood!

  5. #5 Rich
    March 18, 2008

    As stated, all behaviors are trained on a voluntary basis with these animals. The walrus seems to be having a blast :D

    Any clue what facility this was filmed at? It is VERY impressive how well the trainer has chained/faded her cues. Thanks for sharing!

  6. #6 cet
    March 26, 2009

    thanks, By Brooklyn

  7. #7 Garrett Grotz
    July 2, 2012

    I have had a lot of messages in my Twitter inbox and Im having problems as to how to remove these messages. Thanks for this Karen
    Argie Monroy recently posted..Blog Engage Blogger Spotlight Contest: Reasons Why You Should Choose Piece

  8. #8 New Beginning
    July 5, 2012

    I found your extremely good theme and i want to use it eventually on a dog rescue website to show available dogs in the category gallery on the front webpage. That, of course will backlink to individual dog posts as seen on this testing web-site.

  9. #9 Treyvon
    July 6, 2012

    When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

The site is undergoing maintenance presently. Commenting has been disabled. Please check back later!