Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Monday marked the grand opening of the new Giant Pacific Octopus exhibit at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.
The Giant Pacific Octopus taking residence right across from the “Jungle Café” is named Ophelia.
She is considered a "chameleon" of the ocean, as she can camouflage herself among rocks and coral.
Ophelia also has hundreds of suckers on each arm to help gather food, which mainly consist of clams, crabs, fish and squid.
The Giant Pacific Octopus has a huge brain, making it one of the most intelligent animals in the sea.
It can learn by watching, and will even use objects as tools.
The Giant Pacific Octopus exhibit has been two years in the making and funded primarily through private donations.