Remember the lovable tale of little Nemo, the fish who had to swim against the odds to be reunited with his friends and family under the sea? Well now Inky the Octopus has provided the world with the real-life version of the story!
Inky used to spend his days in a beautiful but artificial tank at The National Aquarium in New Zealand where for two years he provided educational entertainment to thousands of visitors interested in sea life. However, Inky wanted more. He wanted to really live under the sea with all of the endless oceans to explore. In fact, it’s actually part of the nature of an octopus to search for adventure and new lands. According to Rob Yarrell, the manager at the aquarium where Inky lived:
“They are always exploring and are great escape artists.”
This exploratory and resourceful fellow used his skills to finally realize his dream of living in the open seas! Three months ago when his tank was undergoing routine cleaning, a small opening was left in the tank. Cheeky Inky managed to use this gap to his advantage and make his great escape. Another natural octopus trait came in really handy here. They don’t actually have any bones so they are adapt at squeezing themselves into small pipes and stretching their way through to reach their final destinations. For Inky, he headed down a 50 meter drain pipe that led him straight to the Pacific Ocean.
What’s kind of sad is that Inky has left behind his tank mate who decided not to follow. We think a real life Disney ending needs to happen so we want this aquarium to do everything possible to reunite Inky with his mate. Just look at these other real-life animal reunion stories that prove our point!
Animals have souls and feelings, wild or domestic and we have found the best stories across the internet to show you that our furry and non-furry friends are super awesome!
Kwibi the gorilla was brought up in captivity by Damian Aspinall, the famous zookeeper in England. When he was five years old, Kwibi was given the greatest gift of all, a chance to live his life in the wild so Damian took him to Africa to begin his new life. The cost of this new life for his human is that gorillas become naturally hostile to homo-sapiens as they adapt to their new environment but for Damian, Kwibi’s freedom was worth it. But another five years on, Damian really wanted to find out how Kwibi was doing in his new life so he went on a search to find him despite knowing that Kwibi might not know him or even attack him. Standing on the banks of the river, Damian called out Kwibi’s name and waited in anticipation for a sighting. He got a lot more than that and was able to interact with Kwibi as if they had never been apart.
The Cutest Cat
Back in February, The Guardian Newspaper brought us the fantastic story of Kunkush, a beloved family cat who was separated from his human family when they were fleeing the crisis in Syria. The family lost Kunkush when they were travelling through Greece as refugees and Kunkush somehow ended up in Berlin. He was living with a foster family when a massive global campaign started over the internet to find Kunkush and reunite him with his family. The good Samaritans who started the campaign have wished to remain anonymous so the family will never be able to truly thank them for bringing there cute cat back to them.
Check out his epic and heartwarming journey here:
The Hero Dogs
On 9/11 the whole of America changed as the devastation of one of the world’s biggest terror attacks was shown across the globe. Two unsung heroes are often forgotten about though and at Fizzdot, we think this story is movie-worthy and shows just how faithful our hounds really are. Working at the World Trade Center that day were two blind men but guided by their dogs, Salty and Roselle. Before the towers collapsed, these two heroic dogs led their owners down more than seventy flights of stairs to safety! Both dogs are now among those honored by the Dicken Medal.
The Cutest Dog
Even longer ago in 2014, The Daily Mail Newspaper brought us this adorable story of a little Snauzer doggie, called Casey who thought his bestest human friend had left her life forever. Originally from Pennsylbania, Casey’s owner, Rebecca relocated to Slovenia for work purposes leaving her loveable pup back home with her parents. It’s quite a voyage from Eastern Europe to the United States so Rebecca wasn’t able to return home for a vist for almost two years but when she did, her little Casey was so excited she passed out with joy!
The cutest pony
In 2012, a woman from Arkansas had almost given up hope on ever being reunited with her four-legged friend, Opie the Saddlebred Pinto horse. Ten years before, Opi was recouperating from back surgery at a ranch in Texas when he was stolen by thieves. Poor Opi had been dragged through a hole in the fence and driven away at high speed. He must have been so scared and his owner, Michelle honestly thought the worst. She never gave up hope in those first months and spent countless hours doing door-to-door searches, posted fliers and scoured the internet. She recalls a moment where she promised her children “we won’t stop looking.” However, 10 years later with many personal tragedies to overcome, poor Michelle was at breaking point. It was at this moment that Michelle got the call from Stolen Horse International that they had finally found Opi. The stolen horse had been advertised on Craigslist where good Samaritan, Deanna Bordelon went to view the horse, now called War Bonnet. She became skeptical of the truth about the so-called owners story and began to do a bit of detective work which led to Opi finally making it home to his family with Michelle who describes her horses as her “four-legged children…I keep them for life.”