The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo40° Mostly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi58° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Saturday Night

Lo40° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi65° Increasing Clouds

Sunday Night

Lo45° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi75° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo48° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi76° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo48° Partly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi70° Mostly Sunny

Akron Zoo’s new octopus latches onto name ‘Nani’

Send to Kindle
Print This

AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Zoo’s new giant Pacific octopus made no bones about claiming as her own a name that means “beautiful” in Thursday’s final act of a naming contest that had netted 1,400 suggestions.

The 10-pound female octopus that reaches about 4 feet long from “tip to tip” grasped the first of three small pumpkins to slip out of a larger plastic jack-o’-lantern. She kept the one that read “Nani” — the perfect Hawaiian word to describe her — before discarding the rest.

View my options or Sign in