Giant Pacific octopus

Giant Pacific octopus

Latin name: Enteroctopus dofleini

Eight Suckered Arms to Hold You!

  • It is the world's largest octopus. Each one of its eight arms has 280 suckers capable of moving independently from one another. When injured, its arms can regenerate.
  • When it feels threatened, or simply to hide, the octopus can change its color, pattern and even texture for a perfect camouflage in its environment.
  • It can release a non-toxic cloud of ink that acts as a screen. This "ink", made of a mixture of black pigments (melamine) and mucus, creates a diversion while the octopus escapes.
  • It hunts especially at dusk and feeds on a variety of species including many crustaceans, but also bivalve mollusks, snails, fish, sharks and other octopuses.
  • Fishing data leads us to think that the giant Pacific octopus is plentiful. However, the increase in human activity along the coastal zones could unsettle the species on a long term basis.
  • Distribution Cold coastal areas of the Pacific
  • Habitat Benthic zones and reefs
  • Diet Carnivore
  • Status Not Assessed
  • Zoo Zone South Pacific Odyssey Pavilion

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A good place for family outing with zoo, water park and rides all at one place. All the attractions are conveniently placed very close to each other. Food court is good too and you can also bring in your lunch.

Anand Bharadwaj Aryasomayajula

What a great time. Would definitely go again. The zoo care takers are amazing at what they do and so friendly. I would recommend if you have never gone it's a bucket list. Oh and don't forget to go and pet the sting rays.

Jamie Krichtoff

First time visiting here on our annual summer week in Québec. We went for the 2 day family pass, and had an amazing time. The 2 days allowed us to take our time around the park, and gave plenty of time as well for cooling off at the Amazoo. We'll definitely come back!

JR Bélanger

Amazing place to take the family! Lots of animals to see, amazing water park and fun rides. Great packages available with hotels close by for out of town visitors. Highly recommend!

Paul Winch

Our family absolutely enjoyed our day! There was so much to do! Park was very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful with any questions!!! We plan on going next year and making it a weekend trip so that we can enjoy the whole park!

Crystal Wilson

Amazing place. Perfect for the whole family. They constantly improve their environments and animals collection.

Boris Kosov

We love going to the zoo. (…) Most of the animals were out and the grandkids were thrilled. I'd never been to the Dinozoo before and I thought it was pretty cool especially with the movement and sounds. The design is great in that it's seperated and all goes back to the center.

Stephen Eyton-Jones

Our whole family attended yesterday. It was absolutely spectacular. We had a fantastic time! Thanks for the memories!

Samantha Hope

It's the 3rd year in a row that my family and I visit this Zoo. Even though it was during the busiest day they had this year, we were able to visit everything and fully enjoy the experience. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit cause they have an amazing wave pool!

Éric Trudel

We had an excellent time! We have not been in over 10 years and are so glad we went! The park is clean. The food was well priced for a theme park. We loved the Dinozoo! We have terrible French speaking abilities but appreciated your courteous and friendly staff, we felt welcome!

Bonnie Diane

I had an amazing time here with my family! My kids absolutely loved it. Amazing experience :)

Mario Sevo