Swim At Your Own Risk: R. I. P. Bubba

Friday, August 25, 2006

R. I. P. Bubba

In 1987, Bubba arrived at the Shedd in a bucket with a note asking the aquarium to care of the little grouper because he was getting too big for his fish tank. Bubba was placed in the Wild Reef shark habitat and grew to a whopping 154 pounds. He was living the good life as a kept fish until 2001, when things took a downward turn for the grouper. He got a bacterial infection that antibiotics failed to treat. Bubba became the first fish to ever receive chemotherapy. Bubba died Tuesday ay the age of 24 due to natural causes.

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