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Rare blue lobster finds home at Akron zoo after being discovered in Red Lobster delivery

Akron Zoo Blue Lobster
Posted at 6:28 PM, Jul 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-25 18:28:40-04

AKRON, Ohio — A rare blue lobster now calls the Akron Zoo home after almost becoming an entree at a Red Lobster restaurant in Cuyahoga Falls, according to an article by News 5 media partner Akron Beacon Journal.

A Red Lobster employee noticed the blue color of the lobster and reached out to the Akron Zoo on Friday to give the crustacean a second chance and a new home, ABJ reported.

The lobster will eventually be on display in the Komodo Kingdom building, which is currently temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19, according to ABJ.

According to the University of Maine Lobster Institute, the likelihood of catching a blue lobster is about one in 200 million.