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Zoo news: Cool gator ready for winter

Above: Keepers at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo pose for a photo in October 2016 after catching one of the alligators so it could be moved to winter quarters. The caption on Facebook reads: “This afternoon zoo-keepers had to catch our two male alligators to move them to winter holding due to dec...

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Alvin the alligator did not want to be caught recently when workers at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo attempted to move him to warmer winter quarters. So, while Allister, the other ‘gator on the pond, is in a temperature-controlled area, Alvin is still outside for zoo visitors to view.
Zoo Director and Curator Sara Hamlin described it this way:
“We were outsmarted by one of our alligators this year so Alvin remains on their pond. We’ve added an aerator — in addition to the continually running water on the pond — to prevent the pond from freezing. While this is ...

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