Are animals intelligent?

Inky the Octopus and the Upsides of Anthropomorphism

Earlier this month, under the cover of night, an octopus named Inky hauled his basketball-sized body out of the tank he shared with a companion at the National Aquarium of New Zealand, heaved himself across the floor, and squeezed his gelatinous mantle into a narrow drain leading to the Pacific Ocean. It was an escape story fit for a Pixar film, and the Internet responded with corresponding glee. One Twitter user hailed Inky as “the world’s greatest hero,” while another warned that “we’re about to be slaves to our new great leader, #Inky.” ….[READ]


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