The Akron Zoo's Giant Pacific Octopus finally has a name.
The 8-legged creature selected the name when a plastic jar with three balls inside was lowered into the tank this morning. The octopus unscrewed the lid to find the three balls, each with shrimp on the inside and a different name written on the outside.
The zoo held a contest to name the animal and received more than 2,200 responses.
"I've never seen this much attention to one aspect of an octopus display," said Director of Animal Operations Pete Mohan.
Cora is described as particularly active and rarely retreating to her underwater cave.