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CNN reports that Bubba, a 22-pound lobster recently pulled out of the waters off Nantucket, Massachusetts, and shipped to a Pittsburgh fish market, is now being sent to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

Differing estimates suggest that Bubba is between 50 and 100 years old. Once he was shipped to Wholey’s Fish Market, where he promptly received a lot of attention from customers and the local media.

He also got other sorts of attention. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wanted Bubba to be released back into the ocean. Another group, calling itself People For Eating Tasty Animals (PETA), offered the store $14.98 a pound for Bubba.

But Bubba is going to the zoo, where, if not completely free, he will at least not have to face the fate of a really, really big pot of boiling water and lots of melted butter.
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