Giant Pacific Octopus Pandora

Photo by Abby Wood / National Zoological Park
February 12, 2014
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Giant Pacific Octopus Pandora
Photo by Abby Wood / National Zoological Park

Pandora, the female giant Pacific octopus at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, died Feb. 11, 2014. Animal care staff estimate that Pandora was about 5 years old. The median lifespan for giant Pacific octopuses is about 3 to 5 years. Pandora came to the Zoo in November 2011 when she was about 1.5 years old. (Photo by Abby Wood)