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The Horniman Walrus takes a trip to Margate

Posted at 5:00 pm, May 14, 2013 in Fun London

Walrus Adventure to MargateThe Beatles might have sung ‘I am the walrus’ but yesterday, one walrus truly did get to live like a rock star. Well, sort of. Anyone who has visited the Horniman Museum will be acquainted with their legendary stuffed walrus weighing just under a ton. He’s been hanging out since 1901 so it’s no wonder that the big fella was starting to get a bit restless. To give him a change of scene, the conservation department decided to move the titan-tooth up to Margate for a special exhibition.

Throughout the day, the museum updated their social media channels with news of the Walrus’ grand adventure, and just how much man-power it truly takes to move something that colossal in size. With YouTube videos, pictures and regular Twitter updates, this Walrus is more net-savvy than we are! Right now, he’s safely in his crate where he will remain until Wednesday before the big trip. Happy travels big guy, and see you in September.

You can check out his adventures at horniman.ac.uk

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