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The Octopus in My House

A professor develops an extraordinary relationship with an octopus when he invites it to live in his home to learn about its intelligence.

A professor develops an extraordinary relationship with an octopus when he invites it to live in his home. The octopus, called Heidi, unravels puzzles, recognises individual humans and even watches TV with the family.

The episode also shows remarkable behaviour from around the world - from the day octopus, which can change colour and texture in a split second, to the coconut octopus, which carries around its own coconut shell to hide in. But most fascinating of all is seeing how Professor David Scheel and his daughter Laurel bond with an animal that has nine brains, three hearts and blue blood running through its veins.

59 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator David Scheel
Executive Producer David Allen
Expert Brett Grasse
Series Editor Roger Webb
Series Producer Holly Spearing
Director Anna Fitch
Production Manager Christian Holland
Production Manager George Chignell
Assistant Producer David John
Production Company Passion Planet

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