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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 04/ 7/2010

National Zoo names octopus

By Washington Post editors
Zoo officials hope the octopus will play a role in teaching researchers and recruiting fans. (Smithsonian National Zoo)

The results are in!

The National Zoo on Wednesday announced the results of its octopus naming contest. The Zoo's new Giant Pacific Octopus will now be known as Octavius (we were pulling for Doc Ock and would have settled for El Ocho, frankly.) Take a peek at Octavius using the Zoo's Octopus cam.

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By Washington Post editors  | April 7, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
Tags:  Giant Pacific Octopus, National Zoo, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Zoos and Aquariums  
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I was hoping for "Tiger Woods".

Posted by: MAL9000 | April 8, 2010 7:20 AM | Report abuse

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