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Octopus Turns The Tables Using Waterproof Camera To Take Pictures Of Its Visitors

13/04/2015 11:09 BST | Updated 13/04/2015 11:59 BST

The octopus is a hugely intelligent creature, demonstrated by it's fairly common ability to escape its own enclosures along with the fact that most octopuses are superb locksmiths.

It should come as no surprise then that an octopus is pretty good at using a digital camera. Well to test that theory, Sony New Zealand decided to turn the tables and give 'Rambo' the octopus her very own digital camera to use on her visitors.

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Cult of Mac spoke to Rambo's trainer Mark Vette about the experiment which revealed some surprising home truths.

"When we first tried to get her to take a photo, it only took three attempts for her to understand the process. That's faster than a dog, actually, it's faster than a human in some instances."

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When they realised how much of a natural she was, the Sea Life centre decided to put her to work charging visitors $2 for the chance to have themselves snapped by an octopus.

While it started at as a publicity stunt for Sony's new underwater digital camera, the trick is now being used to help the oceans with all the proceeds going to local conservation projects.