Octopus now has a name

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April 8, 2010 5:16:32 AM PDT
The big guy now has a name -- Octavius the Octopus.

The National Zoo in Washington held an online poll to name its new giant Pacific octopus.

More than 7,000 people voted, with Octavius winning with over 57 percent.

Octavius is now two and a-half years old and about three feet long.

But zoo officials say when he's fully grown, Octavius the Octopus could have an arm span of 25 feet.