Another rare orange lobster has been found in a grocery store in Ontario and is on its way to a new home in Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto.
Paul Wyke, a spokesman for the Sobeys, said in an email to Global News that the lobster was found in a Kincardine, Ont. Store.
Wyke said the “unique lobster” was found in a regular shipment from an Atlantic seafood supplier last month.
“The lobster obviously started to generate a lot of attention and interest,” he said.
‘Very rare’ orange lobster found in Ajax, Ont. Store
“After a bit of research, the team learned that it is actually a rare lobster, and we have been working with Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto to transport the lobster to the aquarium to its new permanent home in Toronto.”
A spokesman for Ripley’s said the Sobeys contacted them and they are currently working on organizing a pickup but do not yet have a specific date.
Recently, headlines were made after an orange lobster was discovered in an Ajax, Ont., Store.
The lobster, which was called “Pinchy” by the staff, was also given a new home by Ripley.
Kevin McAvoy, head of animal husbandry at the aquarium, told Global News at the time that orange lobsters are extremely rare, with odds of finding one that is often stated to be around every three million.
– with files from Albert Delitala
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