It was like something out of Finding Nemo or The Shawshank Redemption. An octopus escaped an aquarium in New Zealand, leaving behind a trail of inky footprints and a lonely tank mate. The best part of this story is how Inky the octopus made his bid for freedom.
In an impressive feat, the soccer ball-size octopus escaped his tank and squeezed through a 6-inch drainage pipe and out into the Pacific Ocean, eluding aquarium officials and leaving his tank mate behind.
Inky is not alone in his escape. Many animals before him have attempted equally daring breakouts. These are their stories.