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Zoo Finds Lost Rare Gator Just Went Out for a Swim

October 03, 1987|Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — A Chinese alligator that disappeared from the Audubon Zoo has been found in a nearby lagoon, but officials said they still do not know how it escaped. Zoo spokesman David Robinett said the alligator, among the world's most endangered species, was recovered Thursday from a lagoon across a city street from the zoo.

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