"When we came in the next morning and his tank was empty, I was really surprised," Rob Yarrell, a manager at the aquarium, told the Guardian. "The staff and I have been pretty sad. But then, this is Inky, and he's always been a bit of a surprise octopus." He also described Inky as a very intelligent animal.
"Octopuses are famous escape artists," Yarrell told the Guardian. "But Inky really tested the waters here. I don't think he was unhappy with us, or lonely, as octopus are solitary creatures. But he is such a curious boy. He would want to know what's happening on the outside. That's just his personality."