Meet Rambo, The Octopus Who Takes Pictures Of Her Aquarium Visitors

Question: Who has two eyes, can take eight selfies at once, and is an absolute sucker for underwater photography?

Answer: Rambo.

Rambo the octopus, that is, who lives at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand, and recently learned to snap pictures of guests there using a waterproof digital camera mounted to the side of her tank.

Trainer Mark Vette (the same trainer who taught dogs to drive cars) helped Rambo perfect her technique, which involves depressing a bright red button attached to the camera's shutter every time she hears a buzzer.

"She learned the buzzer in three repetitions," Vette told New Zealand's One News, commending Rambo on committing each of her nine brains to the task. "If I had a dog that did it in 10, I'd be very happy. A cat would take 20. A human would probably take 15."

The aquarium has been selling Rambo's photos for $2 apiece; the money is used to fund the aquarium itself, reports CBC.

Posted by Sony New Zealand on Thursday, April 9, 2015



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