We will find out Thursday who submitted the winning name for the Akron Zoo's new octopus to be part of the Zoo's Journey To The Reef exhibit. Over 1400 names were submitted as part of the Akron Zoo's name the octopus contest last month. That list has been narrowed down to three. The final three names are Jet, Nani and Ollie. Ollie was one of the top vote getters in the contest.
The new octopus will replace Cora who died after about a year as part of the exhibit.
The final names will be placed into the octopus exhibit on plastic pumpkins and whichever one the new female octopus touches first with one of her eight arms will be her name.
The person or persons who submitted the winning name will receive an octopus prize pack and a behind the scenes tour of the Journey To The Reef exhibit.