Inky the Octopus Escapes

He's not exactly on the run, but an octopus has escaped from a New Zealand aquarium.

The manager of the National Aquarium of New Zealand says Inky the octopus found a weak spot in his tank and got away. The smart sea animal squeezed out of a small gap at the top of his tank...slithered across the floor of the aquarium... down a sea-water runoff pipe to Hawke's Bay and on to freedom.

Octopuses are known to be very intelligent, curious and like to push boundaries. A missing poster will not be put out for the escaped invertebrate. Officials expect inky is most likely roaming the sea floor... back in his natural habitat.

Instructional Links

Website Article: National Aquarium of New Zealand, Inky the Octopus Escapes

http://www.nationalaquarium.co.nz/about/news/article/34

Website Article: Treehugger, 8 Extraordinary Facts about the Clever Cephalopod

http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/defense-octopus-8-extraordinary-facts.html

Encyclopedia Article: World Book Student, New Zealand

http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar389520

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