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Octopus escapes aquarium tank, makes it to ocean

Posted: 1:35 PM, Apr 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-13 14:27:44-04

National Aquarium of New Zealand via CNN Newsource - He's not exactly on the run, but an octopus has escaped from a New Zealand aquarium.

The manager of the National Aquarium of New Zealand says Inky the Octopus found a weak spot in his tank and got away.

The smart sea animal squeezed out of a small gap at the top of his tank, slithered across the floor of the aquarium down a sea-water runoff pipe to Hawke's Bay, and on to freedom.

Octopus are known to be very intelligent, curious, and like to push boundaries.

An all-points-bulletin will not be put out for the escaped invertebrate. Officials expect Inky is most likely roaming the sea floor, back in his natural habitat.