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Octopus In A German Zoo Opens Jars

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Frida, a five month old female octopus housed in the Hellabrunn Zoo in German (imported from Morocco) has learnt a unique talent. After watching zoo attendants open shrimp jars a few times she has learnt to open the jars on her own. She presses the lid against her body and grasps the side of the jar with suckers on her eight tentacles. With a series of body twists, she opens the jar in anywhere from 10 seconds to an hour (depending on how tight the lid is).

Source: CNN

Posted:  2003-02-26  12:13:45 PM

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