London, Dec 2 : A walrus has proved that the animal kingdom can blow its own trumpet - by learning to play the saxophone.
The whiskered marine mammal, which has become the star attraction at a zoo, is learning to play the instrument under the guidance of her trainer, reports the Telegraph.
When handed the brass instrument, Sara the Walrus grips it between her flippers and blasts out a note.
Russian trainer Sergiy has also taught her to strike a nonchalant pose, leaning on a worktop with one flipper under her chin and looking bored.
Sara's skills at mimicking humans extend to dressing up as a railway platform conductor and blowing a whistle.
Her routine also includes lying face down and catching a rose thrown to her. And she has become adept at games with balls and hoops.
Sara is delighting the visitors with her routines at Istanbul Dolphinarium in Istanbul, Turkey, which opened its doors on Dec 1 (08).