Giant Pacific Octopus named after Beverley Knight checks in at National Sea Life Centre Birmingham

Giant Pacific Octopus, named after local singing sensation Beverley Knight, has checked in at National Sea Life Centre Birmingham.

Visitors to the underwater attraction in Brindleyplace can catch Bev in the newly opened Octopus Hideout; a tentacle-tastic realm that has been specially designed to mesmerise visitors as they explore the exhibit and meet beautiful creatures.

Bev is a true master of disguise who can blend into her surroundings at a moment’s notice, and squeeze into spaces as small as the head of the needle. Not to be missed, Bev is the largest and most intelligent octopus to make Birmingham her home. Weighing up to 50 kilograms she can grow up to five metres in length! Known for her inquisitive, fun nature, she loves nothing more than showing off to the crowds decoding mazes, opening jars and blending into the background with her crafty camouflage skills!

Look out for the incredible Lesser Octopus! Lenny, after local legend Lenny Henry, likes to curl up in his tentacles when he rests and is actually one of the only two species found in UK waters.

Chris Gamble, Displays Supervisor at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham said; “Octopus Hideout is a fantastic new addition to our underwater world. It’s the perfect way for visitors to get up close and personal with some of the oceans’ most intelligent creatures.

“We are delighted our eight-legged friends are settling in so well, and look forward to welcoming visitors to meet our new arrivals.”

The Midlands’ only underwater day out is the perfect all-weather attraction. For further information or to pre-book tickets online before your visit please go to https://www.visitsealife.com/birmingham/discover/octopus-hideout/. Reduced prices are available for tickets booked in advance.

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