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Christmas News Roundup

I know it’s been a while since our last update, but we’re back with some awesome almost-nearly-Christmas-time news for your walrusing pleasure!

  • Dozer, a loyal Walrus Association of America member, recently moved out of his parents’ basement at the ripe age of 23. After putting on a few pounds to break the 3,600 barrier, Dozer moved to Point Defiance, where he hopes to find a new any girlfriend.
  • Previously, we told you the sad tale of E.T. the Walrus. Our loyal and generous readers will be happy to note that we’ve commissioned a beautiful new statue to be erected at the Point Defiance Zoo and Water Park.

    Funding is estimated to be $130,000 and will come from community donations, The Zoo Society The Walrus Association of America, and the Metro Parks Tacoma Public Art Program. Probably a lot of that is our premier partner, The Walrus Association of America

    — Executive Deputy Director John Norvell

E.T. the Walrus falls sick… again

In an unsurprising turn of events, the walrus E.T. is once again in the ‘guarded’ condition. While the explanation for this by the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium officials is that he is only possibly ill, the Walrus Association of America believes that he may actually have been targeted by the same mysterious killer that affected the walruses in another part of the world earlier this year.

E.T. the Walrus. Photo credit Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
E.T. the Walrus.
Photo credit Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

WAA is under the suspicion that E.T. is being targeted because of his other-wordly origins. The official story is that E.T. was orphaned at a young age, but it’s commonly known that the walrus is from a different constellation, hence the name. A senior aquarium official that wishes to remain anonymous (his name is Jonathan McTimson) told us that E.T. has been entered into the US witness protection program as a precaution, and that any future appearances in the aquarium will be made by a body double or stuffed animal. The End!