ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Aquarium announced it has shed a member of its loved ones.

Fluffy, the aquarium’s huge Pacific octopus, died. The aquarium explained large Pacific octopuses have an common lifespan of 2-3 many years. 

“She lived a joyful and wholesome life,” the aquarium wrote. Octopuses exhibit quite precise conclusion of lifetime behaviors, the aquarium reported. The staff at the St. Louis Aquarium created Fluffy as cozy as probable all through the very last phase of her daily life, which is known as senescence. 

“Fluffy was a fantastic ambassador for her species, showing off her intelligence by squeezing by the tunnel that connects the two sides of her habitat, solving puzzles as a sort of enrichment and even portray a couple of masterpieces. Her legacy life on in the hearts of the Aquarium workforce and all of our visitors who experienced the likelihood to get to know her around the previous 12 months,” the aquarium wrote.

Aquarium guests shared their condolences on the aquarium’s Facebook put up.

“Sad to listen to this. We had the pleasure of observing her before the pandemic hit. Beloved our check out to your facility,” Dawn Kovarik wrote.

“Oh no! I am so thankful we experienced the opportunity to visit her multiple occasions this past calendar year. She is the 1 we most associate with the aquarium. Thank you for caring for her,” Meredith Spiekerman Byers wrote.

When asked if the aquarium would be receiving a new octopus, the aquarium shared the next response on its Fb,

“When nothing can at any time change Fluffy, we will generally welcome new fins!”



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