The Red Lobster staff members phoned up the Akron Zoo to see if they could take in the surprising blue lobster.
In a Facebook post the Akron Zoo said, “Your Akron Zoo has adopted a rare blue American lobster from a Red Lobster after restaurant employees recognized the rarity of the blue shell.”
“The connection between the Akron Zoo and Red Lobster came from a conservation partnership called Seafood Watch.”
Facebook; pictured above is the rare blue lobster inside the cooler, ready to make his move
“The program, run by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, strives to help consumers and businesses choose seafood that is farmed sustainably and fished in ways to support a healthy ocean.”
“Both the Akron Zoo and Red Lobster are conservation partners with Seafood Watch.”
“After Red Lobster employees discovered the blue lobster, named Clawde by the restaurant chain after their mascot, they contacted the Monterey Bay Aquarium, who then reached out to us.”
“Our animal care staff was able to quickly spring into action and prepare a new home for him.”
Facebook; pictured above is the rare blue lobster now named Clawde
“Blue lobsters are very rare, occurring one in every 2 million. The blue coloration of the shell is the result of a genetic anomaly.”
“Clawde is acclimating to his new home here at the Akron Zoo, in a special tank that has been dubbed “Clawde’s Man Cave” by his care team.”
Facebook; pictured above is Clawde in his “man cave”
“Clawde now resides in the our Komodo Kingdom building, which is currently closed to guests due to the…pandemic.”
How neat is that? Definitely not a story you read every day! You can check out the original post on Facebook here.
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