Did you know that the Octopus has three hearts and blue blood? They are also able to squeeze through a space as small as a nickel, walk on land, solve simple problems, change the color & texture of their skin and are very good at escaping from their displays!
Should an Octopus be discovered, it will release a cloud of black ink to obscure its attacker’s view. This will give it time to escape. The ink will also dull the attacker’s sense of smell, which will give the Octopus another unfair advantage – it will be a lot more difficult to find again!
Things to Do
- Discover how our Octopus likes to decorate his home
- Find out why his favorite foods are Shell Fish & Crustaceans
- Learn all about why he lives with us
- Spot his big powerful suckers!
- See his long arms grabbing and touching all around him!
K-Love the octopus has joined the team of 10,000 sea creatures from SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium at Mall of America. The Vulgaris (or common) octopus was named after basketball legend, and Timberwolves player, Kevin Love.
Why an octopus? Both the octopus, K-Love, and Kevin Love have excellent grabbing ability – one to grab boards, the other mainly grabs food. An octopus is also one of the smartest animals in the sea, while Kevin is surely one of the smartest on the court. Lastly, both Kevin and K-Love will be making Minnesota proud for many years to come.
Visit K-Love, and his cephalopod teammates, in Octopus Garden now through December!