Sara the Walrus 'Plays' the Saxophone in Istanbul, Coo Coo Kachoo

At Istanbul's newly opened Dolphinarium, it's a walrus named Sara that's wowing the crowds.

The sea mammal dances and blows on a toy saxophone in a show at the $10 million facility which opened Monday on the bank of the Turkish capital's Golden Horn.

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The Dophinarium is a joint project between Turkey and Russia and gives visitors the chance to swim with dolphins, according to Today's Zaman.

But the star of the show seems to be the walrus Sara, who can slip into mock boredom as easily as she can sway with the sax. She looks lovely in a conductor hat too, tooting her own whistle.

In the wild, the mammals can weigh up to 1.5 tons and live into their 40s.

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