Zoo Announces Octopus Naming Contest

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(Courtesy: Akron Zoo)

AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Zoo has a new giant Pacific octopus and would like your help to name her!

You can submit a name online, then the zoo will narrow down the choices.  The octopus will make the final decision when the names are put in her tank.

The contest runs through Friday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m.

The person who submits the winning name will receive an octopus prize pack and a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo’s Journey to the Reef exhibit.

The new octopus was acquired after Cora’s passing.

That octopus died earlier this summer of age-related illness.

*Click here to submit your name for the octopus …