Preview of Octopus Exhibit at Mall of America

Updated: 01/29/2013 1:37 PM KSTP.com By: Maricella Miranda

The Minnesota Timberwolves will help unveil a new octopus exhibit Tuesday at the Mall of America in Bloomington.

Players Chase Budinger, Greg Stiemsma and Derrick Williams will introduce Octopus Garden, the new spring exhibit at Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium at the Mall of America.

The exhibit will feature an octopus named K-Love, as well as other cephalopods - or squids and octopuses.

The traveling exhibit will include five tanks with 50 different animals, said John Sullwold, the aquarium's spokesman.

"We are thrilled to introduce guests of all ages to these strangely beautiful creatures ..." said Aaron Hunter, the aquarium's general manager.

The exhibit is scheduled to open March 8.

Children from the nonprofit HopeKids will get a sneak peek of the exhibit Tuesday. The group offers activities for children with cancer and other long-term diseases.

Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium features more than 10,000 sea creatures.

Video and photos courtesy of Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium.