Zoo saves sewer-gator
Workers rescued the reptile last week to keep it from freezing in the city sewer system. They put it in warm water to revive it.
The zoo says it plans to keep the gator, now named Jenni, under quarantine for a month. Then it will become part of on- and off-site educational programs.
It's not clear how the reptile ended up in Cleveland's Big Creek. There has been speculation that an owner might have set it loose in response to the new Ohio law that requires owners to register exotic animals.
Critical thinking challenge: Why would the alligator have frozen?
Define these words: exotic, quarantine, speculation
- Posted on November 14, 2012