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Giant Pacific Octopus

Giant Pacific octopuses have special skin cells called chromatophores that allow them to change their appearance to mimic rocks or coral and be completely camouflaged.

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Enteroctopus dofleini


Cold coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean

Status in the Wild


Location in the Zoo

Kipp Aquarium

Cool Animal Fact

This animal lacks an internal skeleton and can squeeze into very small areas.