Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Reiss Jenkinson, the exhibit's keeper, doesn't believe there is any evidence of foul play. In the 2005 thread, “Octopus escapes from tank to prowl on its neighbors” poster Iustinus said he’d heard a story about an aquarium where fish kept disappearing from one particular tank. Inky the octopus in his tank at the National Aquarium of New Zealand in … The escapee took advantage of a small gap in his enclosure when the aquarium was closed for the night, making his way to a 50 metre drainpipe which led him directly to the sea, staff believe. Find out why in this video: What amazing creatures! Ten years ago, an octopus escaped from the same tank that housed Sid, and was found halfway up a staircase. December 24, 2019 at 10:12 pm. Meanwhile, the national aquarium has been left with its other octopus, but the aquarium manager admitted he's not the star Inky was. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. In one of the best animal escape stories ever, the common New Zealand octopus at the National Aquarium of New Zealand was apparently thinking on his feet when the lid to his tank … Tracks suggest he slipped through a small gap at the top of his tank, scampered across the floor, slid down a 164-foot-long drainpipe and reached the ocean. Earlier this week a wily octopus impressed Reddit by grabbing a camera and turning it on some scientists. This video content is no longer available, To watch The Telegraph's latest video content please visit. Otto, a rambunctious octopus with quite a sense of humor was more than happy to express his opinions about his living conditions at the aquarium. News. Inky the octopus escaped from the National Aquarium of New Zealand and into Hawke's Bay. 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I donât think he was unhappy with us, or lonely, as octopus are solitary creatures. "[Inky] was very friendly, very inquisitive and a popular attraction here. Sid’s actions were so overt that the aquarium finally released him back into the wild. An octopus named Inky escaped from his tank and made it to the Pacific Ocean, says the National Aquarium of New Zealand. This … âI have seen octopus on boats slip through bilge pumps. An octopus at New Zealand's National Aquarium has made a daring escape to the sea by fitting its rugby-ball-sized body through a small pipe. Tags. Karin Brulliard ... but it does intend to better secure the tank where now just one octopus remains. A nother escape route for Inky may have been through a pipe at the top of his tank, although staff later found “octopus tracks” on the floor. Octopus slips out of aquarium tank, crawls across floor, escapes down pipe to ocean. It was the middle of the night and no one saw him leave, but the aquarium staff found a trail of water leading from the tank to the 50-metre drainpipe, suggesting Inky made his way to freedom. He would want to know whatâs happening on the outside. One time, Sid camouflaged himself inside of a pipe for many days to avoid detection. Needless to say he didn't get far.. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Octopus in great escape from aquarium News A less independence-minded octopus, Blotchy, remained behind. What exactly is the Pfizer vaccine, who will get it, and is it safe? An octopus has successfully escaped an aquarium and re-entered the ocean by squeezing through a gap in its tank. ... Inky the common octopus shared a tank with another octopus, but Yarrall said his former-roommate will likely not even notice Inky was gone, since they are … But he is such a curious boy. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. He added that Inky didn't appear particularly unhappy at the aquarium. A Giant Pacific Octopus at the Seattle Aquarium decided it had enough of life and captivity, and a video of its attempt to climb out of its tank has gone viral. Another escape route for Inky may have been through a pipe at the top of his tank, although staff later found âoctopus tracksâ on the floor. Yarrell noted to the newspaper that octopuses have no bones, and thus can fit into surprisingly small spaces. Staff at … The female California two-spotted octopus swam to the top of her tank, disassembled a valve with her powerful arm, and released at least 200 gallons (757 … Caretakers at the Seattle Aquarium were baffled by the disappearing sharks when they introduced an octopus into the tank. Meanwhile, this massive pig became an internet star after escaping from a farm, trying to vote and fighting police in a tense stand-off. âOctopuses are famous escape artists,â Rob Yarrell, the manager of the aquarium in the coastal city of Napier, told the Guardian. Inky disappeared months ago, but the aquarium only just released information regarding the escape, according to Radio New Zealand. Yarrell said they'll be keeping a closer eye in case their remaining octopus attempts to make a break for it. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. He was nicknamed Harry, after Harry Houdini. Octopus tries to escape tank at Seattle Aquarium [Original] This giant Octopus as the Seattle Aquarium decided he wanted to try and make a run for it. But then, this is Inky, and heâs always been a bit of a surprise octopus.â. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. ... Inky the Octopus Escapes … Octopuses tend to be solitary animals and Inky wasn't an exception, although he did share his tank with another octopus. By . Every day for three days the entire electrical system in the aquarium was blown out. curious 'fish with legs' that lives at the bottom of the sea, New Elizabethans by Andrew Marr, review: an enjoyable hand-picked history of our era, Nicola Sturgeon 'relaunches' Covid FACTS campaign amid weak public understanding of acronym. Inky the Octopus escaped the National Aquarium of … Octopi: They're just too darned smart, and they're sick and tired of this captivity crap. (Previously, another octopus named Harry had escaped from the same tank and was found on a staircase.) An octopus named Inky escaped from his tank and made it to the Pacific Ocean, says the National Aquarium of New Zealand. An octopus named Inky escaped from his tank and made it to the Pacific Ocean, says the National Aquarium of New Zealand. Staff have said it's unlikely someone stole the octopus. And the security here is too tight for anyone to take Inky, and why would they?â. Octopus slides out of aquarium tank, finds a pipe and escapes to the ocean ... Three months ago an octopus named Inky escaped a New Zealand aquarium by sliding out of a tank… Animal Uprising: Octopus Attempts Escape At Seattle Aquarium (VIDEO) By Andres Jauregui. Inky, who had been living at the National Aquarium of New Zealand for a number of years and was described as âunusually intelligentâ, managed to break out of his tank and escape to the ocean, according to reports. Inky the Octopus Escapes From National Aquarium of New Zealand More Inky escaped his tank when the lid was left ajar but luckily ended up in a drain hole that leads back to the ocean. The only way the handlers knew was the wet spots on the stairs the next morning. The hardest part of the octopus is its beak, and if that can make it through a gap, so can the rest of the octopus's body. His tankâs lid was left slightly ajar following maintenance work, reports say, with Inky travelling around four metres across the floor to the drain which led to Hawkeâs Bay, on New Zealandâs North Island. Meet the curious 'fish with legs' that lives at the bottom of the sea. "I have seen octopus on boats slip through bilge pumps. "They are always exploring and they are great escape artists," Yarrell said to Hawke's Bay Today. Inky the octopus made a dash for freedom by apparently breaking out of his tank and slithering down a 50-metre drainpipe. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Inky the octopus squeezed his way out of a tank at New Zealand's National Aquarium. Another octopus from the same tank escaped and crawled all the way to a nearby set of stairs before returning to his tank. Jenkinson said in an interview with the Guardian. CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. massive pig became an internet star after escaping from a farm, trying to vote and fighting police in a tense stand-off. A spokesperson for the aquarium said, “He was one of the octopus[es] that escaped every moment he got, we had to tie the doors shut to keep him in. âI understand the nature of octopus behaviour very well,â he said. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Mr Yarell joked that Inky âdidnât even leave them a messageâ to say goodbye, adding they were keeping a close eye on the other octopus still in the tank. An octopus at New Zealand's National Aquarium made a break for freedom by slipping out of its tank, slithering down a drainpipe and escaping into the ocean earlier this year. The great escape: Inky the crafty octopus has âlegged itâ from his Napier aquarium https://t.co/vylX68hUWZ pic.twitter.com/CCr106m3Uo. Inky the octopus and other great escapes – video An octopus has made a brazen escape from the national aquarium in New Zealand by breaking out of its tank… — -- An octopus' daring nighttime escape from the National Aquarium of New Zealand is making international headlines after a handler apparently left the top of the sea creature's tank … Inky had been caught in a crayfish trap and needed help recovering. The employees would arrive in … Octopus Escapes Aquarium Through 160-Foot Drainpipe Into the Sea. … 1:01 PM PDT, April 13, 2016 - Johanna Li. Master of Escapes: How an Octopus Broke Out of Its Aquarium. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. NPR's Scott Simon celebrates his ingenuity and second-guesses the octopus… Octopus Escapes Tank, Inking His Way To Freedom Through Aquarium Pipe Leading to Sea. Thatâs just his personality.â. Reiss Jenkinson, exhibits keeper at the National Aquarium, does not believe the creature could have been stolen in the middle of the night. An octopus escaped from a New Zealand aquarium this week. That earned him the nickname Harry Houdini. According to Hawke's Bay Today, Inky had been at the national aquarium for two years after a fisherman brought him to their attention. And in the wild some species bring food back to the den to eat- so those aspects fit with their natural behavior. The sea creature, which weighs 26 lbs, can be seen slithering across the floor ... Russian octopus escapes from tank … The aquarium’s keepers noticed the escape when they came to work and discovered that Inky was not in his tank. âThe staff and I have been pretty sad. Octopus Escapes Tank, Inking His Way To Freedom Through Aquarium Pipe Leading to Sea. âBut Inky really tested the waters here. But I'd always wondered why an octopus would leave a tank of food after going through so much effort to get there. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). ... Staff later found "octopus tracks" which revealed Inky's escape route. Three months ago during a routine cleaning at the aquarium in the town of Napier, New Zealand, Inky's tank was left slightly ajar, just enough room for the octopus to squeeze out, cross the floor and make his escape down a drain pipe that exits into the ocean. One A. aculeatus I had made it out of the tank, across a wooden deck, and down a flight of stairs to the ocean. Inky, resident octopus at the National Aquarium of New Zealand, somehow managed to escape from his enclosure by squeezing through a gap at the top of the tank… The octopus facts. We have another octopus, Blotchy, but he is smaller than Inky, and Inky had the personality," he said to the Guardian. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. By Knvul Sheikh 15 April 2016. Octopus makes an unbelievable getaway from an aquarium back to the ocean. He added: âWhen we came in [the next morning] and his tank was empty, I was really surprised. And the security here is too tight for anyone to take Inky, and why would they?" Inky, an enterprising octopus, squeezed out from his tank, slithered across the floor of the New Zealand National Aquarium, and down a pipe to freedom. Shares. "He managed to make his way to one of the drain holes which go back to the ocean and off he went — and he didn't even leave us a message," Rob Yarrell, the aquarium's manager, told Radio New Zealand. Otto the Octopus. Inky the octopus said see ya to his tank-mate, slipped through a gap at the top of his enclosure and made his way to the ocean. Comments are welcome while open. Octopus makes dash for freedom after escaping from its tank at an aquarium. A sneaky octopus has made headlines after an incredible escape to freedom from an aquarium in New Zealand. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem.