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Oklahoma Aquarium announces the passing of its giant Pacific octopus

Giant Pacific Octopus at Oklahoma Aquairum
Posted at 10:00 AM, Aug 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-19 16:45:39-04

JENKS, Okla. — The Oklahoma Aquarium announced the passing of one of its most popular and beloved animals, the giant Pacific octopus, Thursday morning.

In a Facebook post, the aquarium said the octopus died due to old age. The average lifespan of a giant Pacific octopus is three to five years. The giant Pacific octopus was in the Oklahoma Aquarium's facility and care since late November 2019.

"He was exceptionally playful and enjoyed interacting with his aquarists, who would sneak away to play with him whenever they could. His favorite activity was to play in splashing water!" the post says. "In nearly two years with us, he taught us many lessons and touched countless lives as an ambassador for his species."

It could take several months before they get another octopus.

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