If you give an octopus a camera

… she’s going to want to take a picture. An octopus at a New Zealand aquarium trains a camera on visiting tourists.

Meet the world’s first octographer. An animal behavior expert at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium in Auckland City, New Zealand trained an octopus named Rambo to take photos using a Sony Cyber-shot TX30 camera. Octopuses are super intelligent and Rambo learned quickly. Mark Vette is Rambo’s trainer. He said:

When we first tried to get her to take a photo, it only took three attempts for her to understand the process. That’s faster than a dog. Actually it’s faster than a human in some instances.

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Rambo charges $2 to take your picture. The small donation goes directly to the aquarium to help offset expenses.

Eleanor Imster