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#SaveRufus: Bahooka restaurant's 37-year-old pacu to stay put for now

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A pacu fish, similar the Rufus, the 38-year-old fish who used to live in the Bahooka Restaurant in Los Angeles. Jasper Nance/ Flickr Creative Commons

Update Feb. 18, 2014:

Last week on the show we told you about a 37-year-old pacu fish named Rufus. Rufus has spent most of his life at a tiki themed restaurant in Rosemead named Bahooka. 

The restaurant closed down a while back, and afterward the fate of Rufus was uncertain. Well, there's some good news for this huge, carrot loving fish. For more we turn to Steve Silva, who's been looking for a forever home for Rufus.


In other animal news, Rufus the fish, needs a new home. Rufus isn't just any old fish, he's a 38-year-old pacu fish who has spent most of his life at Bahooka's restaurant in Rosemead.


But Bahooka's shut its doors last year and ever since, Rufus has been in need of adoption. A social media campaign using the hashtag #SaveRufus has been launched to help find Rufus a home Potential new owners for Rufus should contact Esteban Silva at (626) 602-4522.

To tell us more about Rufus, we're joined by Steve Silva, a huge fan of Bahooka's who has been working to find Rufus a forever home. 


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