Oc­to­pus Es­capes from New Zealand Aquar­ium

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Welling­ton: An oc­to­pus the size of a rugby ball made an au­da­cious es­cape through a nar­row pipe at New Zealand’s Na­tional Aquar­ium, re­ports said, with the “great es­cape artist” re­turn­ing to the ocean. “Inky” the male oc­to­pus made a dash for free­dom by slip­ping through a small gap in his en­clo­sure, slid­ing across a wet floor and squeez­ing through a 5.9-inch pipe, Fairfax New Zealand re­ported on Tues­day. “Oc­to­pus are re­ally in­tel­li­gent an­i­mals, very in­quis­i­tive, and they also tend to ex­plore when­ever they get the chance,” aquar­ium man­ager Rob Yar­rell told Me­di­aWorks’ New­shub Wed­nes­day. “Giv­ing him just a lit­tle gap was enough for him to get out and we no­ticed the wet trail across to one of our drains.” AFP

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