Meet Our Animals > Giant Pacific Octopus
Quick Facts
Native to Temperate waters of the Pacific Ocean, from Southern California to Alaska, and west to the Aleutian Islands and Japan
Primary Diet Crustaceans, mollusks, flatfishes, redfish, smaller octopods
Adult Weight 50-90 pounds
Lifespan 3 to 5 years
Status Least Concern

Giant Pacific Octopus

The giant Pacific octopus is curious and smart, known to unscrew jars and solve puzzles. They are made up of 90% muscle and frequently lose arms to predators — although they grow back. Octopods can change their skin color and texture, enabling them to blend into their surroundings.