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Octopus is Intelligent

posted on Apr 13, 2016| tags: octopus

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Do you know that Octopus is an intelligent animal? In fact, they are the smartest among all invertebrates. The level of smartness of an Octopus is surprising for an invertebrate that we generally do not even consider as animals. We always think that invertebrates, i.e., insects are very lower order of living beings.


Many experiments have shown that Octopuses have short as well as long term memory. That mean an octopus can recognize you like your pet dog! It is also found that they can learn from experiences. Learning by observing is one of the most important traits of an intelligent being.

Octopuses have problem solving abilities. That is why it is difficult to keep them in normal aquarium like fishes. They often flee from captivity by using various tactics while their fish companions do not even comprehend that they are not in a natural environment.

Octopus has eight legs (or hands). These tentacles have built in automatic control systems. Each tentacle has its own micro-pr

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