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Walrus Dance

Do the Walrus.  It may just be the next big dance craze.  Before you rush to judgment and think I’m just making this up you might want to check out some of their booty-shaking moves.  As you might expect when anything as big as a walrus starts rockin’ and rollin’ you can’t take your eyes off it.

I was treated to the walrus version of, “So You Think You Can Dance,” while in the Norwegian Arctic this summer on the “National Geographic Endeavor.’  We were fortunate to see several groups of walruses doing more than just sleep on the beach.  Elyse Lockton, a naturalist for Lindblad Expeditions, who’s spent many summers watching these giant marine mammals told me about some of the other things walruses do that make them a most interesting animal.  It’s probably a good thing they have some unique abilities, because they may also be on many people’s top 10 list of ugliest animals.

You can hear part of my interview with Elyse in this video as well as see the dancing walruses, and you can catch the entire interview this week on National Geographic Weekend.


  1. Sue McColl
    Seattle Wa
    October 24, 2012, 8:06 pm

    I loved this and all your videos! Hope there will be more soon! Learned to love Hyenas!Thanks!

  2. Kerin
    September 27, 2012, 11:04 am

    I only saw an 8 min long video of lions

  3. Jill
    North Carolina
    September 26, 2012, 3:55 pm

    I strongly disagree with your assessment of the walrus’ appearance. Indeed; I protest. They’re adorable though likely not so much when angry. I love hyenas as well.