Common octopus


We have a Common Octopus at SEA LIFE Oberhausen. His name is little Paul! He’s the successor of Paul – the famous octopus who predicted the world cup scores!

These beautiful creatures are very intelligent animals, in fact they are the most intelligent of all invertebrates, and are as smart as a dog! Its skin can change colour to fit its background. Each of the 8 tentacles has a double row of suckers. By day it hides among rocks, coming out to hunt at night for crabs, lobsters and fishes.

Things to Do:

  • Find out why his favourite food is shell fish & crustaceans
  • Discover how our Paul likes to decorate his home – he has settled in already very well
  • He is very curious and playful – he can even unscrew vessels
  • He has not tested his prediction skills regarding football bets yet
  • See his long arms grabbing and touching all around him
  • Spot his big powerful suckers
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