While much of Western Europe is suffocating from the heat, visitors to the Belgian wildlife park Pairi Daiza are given an exclusive opportunity to admire the floating walruses from the "underwater hotel".
For those who want to cool off and stare at marine mammals in the "deep" waters, there are ten rooms with upholstered furniture and a window with a view of the pool, where walruses live.
Window glass is 10 cm thick. It can withstand both huge water pressure and the weight of the animal, which can reach two tons.
However, the two moustached fellows who live in Pairi Daiza do not look aggressive at all, but rather are intrigued by their new neighbors.
"It happens that the walrus swims up to the window and is interested in the occupant of the room. But it all depends on his mood. In any case, in this interaction between people and animals, it is not always clear who is the attraction for each other, " Claire Gilissen, spokesperson for Pairi Daiza, told AFP.