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Kids, use these clues to fill in the words in the crossword puzzle.

ACROSS

  • 1.

    A dark, inky liquid the octopus squirts to confuse predators and give it time to escape

  • 2.

    An ocean animal named for the number of its arms/legs

  • 3.

    An animal’s special coloring to blend in with its surroundings

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    The octopus uses this to break though the shell of its prey

  • 5.

    Octopuses have no backbone and are classified as this

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DOWN:

  • 1.

    Each octopus arm/leg has two rows of these

  • 2.

    An octopus injects this into its prey to kill it

  • 3.

    An octopus swims by means of this

  • 4.

    An octopus has three of these. Two pump blood through each of the two gills, while the third pumps blood through the body

  • 5.

    The number of arms (which also can be called legs) an octopus has

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ACROSS: 1. ink cloud, 2. octopus, 3. camouflage, 4. sharp beak, 5. invertebrate DOWN: 1. suction cups, 2. poison, 3. jet propulsion, 4. hearts, 5. eight

Crossword Answers

Kids, can you help this poison frog go through a maze on a bromeliad leaf? He wants to get to the ant, his favorite food. A bromeliad is a rain-forest plant. You can view poison frogs in the Aquatic & Reptile Center.

Activities by Eric Stelpflug

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Stock Photography

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No. 1: 1/8 of one octopus because it can use just one arm. No. 2: Hiss-tory

  • 1.

    How many octopuses does it take to change a light bulb?

  • 2.

    What school subject are snakes good at?

Joke Answers:

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