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Rare blue lobster given second chance at life after Red Lobster employee refused to cook him 

Shell yeah! Rare blue lobster named Clawde is given a second chance at life after Red Lobster employee refused to cook him and handed him over to an Ohio zoo

  • Rare blue lobster named Clawde has found himself a new home at the Akron Zoo 
  • Red Lobster restaurant employee noticed Clawde’s rarity and refused to cook him and instead contacted Monterey Bay Aquarium, who reached out to the zoo
  • Staff from the zoo traveled to Cuyahoga Falls to pick Clawde up on Sunday 
  • Clawde now resides in the zoo’s Komodo Kingdom in his own ‘man cave’
  • Blue lobsters are very rare, occurring one in every 2 million, zoo officials said
  • The blue coloration of the shell is the result of a genetic anomaly, they added 

Clawde the rare blue lobster is no longer in hot water. 

Just 24 hours ago Clawde was in a pinch: he had just been delivered to a Red Lobster restaurant in Ohio. 

But luckily for him, one of the restaurant’s employees knew something smelled fishy and recognized Clawde’s rarity. 

Now, Clawde is being given a second chance at life in the care of the Akron Zoo. 

Clawde (pictured at a Red Lobster restaurant) the rare blue lobster has been given a second chance at life after he was rescued from a Red Lobster restaurant when an employee refused to cook him

Zoo officials said they learned of Clawde's situation after the Red Lobster employee contacted the Monterey Bay Aquarium, who then reached out to Akron Zoo. 'Our animal care staff (pictured) was able to quickly spring into action and prepare a new home for him,' officials said

Zoo officials said they learned of Clawde’s situation after the Red Lobster employee contacted the Monterey Bay Aquarium, who then reached out to Akron Zoo. ‘Our animal care staff (pictured) was able to quickly spring into action and prepare a new home for him,’ officials said

According to a statement from the Zoo, the Red Lobster employee realized how rare blue American lobsters are after receiving a delivery at the Cuyahoga Falls restaurant. 

Blue lobsters occur one in every 2 million. The blue coloration of the shell is the result of a genetic anomaly.

The employee along with others named Clawde after the restaurant chain’s mascot and refused to cook the crustacean.  

Zoo officials said they learned of Clawde’s situation after the Red Lobster employee contacted the Monterey Bay Aquarium, who then reached out to Akron Zoo. 

‘Our animal care staff was able to quickly spring into action and prepare a new home for him,’ zoo officials said. 

The zoo also shared photos of Clawde enjoying his freedom inside his tank.

‘Clawde is now 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,’ they added. 

The lobster now resides in the zoo’s Komodo Kingdom building, which is currently closed to guests due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Blue lobsters like Clawde (pictured) occur one in every 2 million. The blue coloration of the shell is the result of a genetic anomaly

Blue lobsters like Clawde (pictured) occur one in every 2 million. The blue coloration of the shell is the result of a genetic anomaly

'Clawde (pictured at the zoo) is now 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,' zoo officials said

‘Clawde (pictured at the zoo) is now 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,’ zoo officials said 

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