Octopus Builds a House

In another wonderful example of animal intelligence, this video shows an octopus deliberately collecting two coconut shell halves and making a spherical home for protection/hiding.

The video and full article on the subject can be found on the site for the Center for Biological Diversity.

Aussie scientists find coconut-carrying octopus

3 Responses to Octopus Builds a House

  1. Cinaedh says:

    Right at the end there, it looked like the octopus was considering the camera lens as a window for his/her house.

    I always knew they were smart but it never occurred to me they might build themselves a shelter.

  2. Thanks for the great information

  3. John Paradox says:




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