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Saturday, June 9, 2007

10,000 Chinese Alligators Need New Home

A Chinese research center started breeding the endangered Chinese alligator nine years ago, and now has over 10,000 of the animal in a severely overcrowded facility. They only expect to release a few (6) into the wild this year, where only 200 are known to survive. (No reasons given on why no further releases are planned. Habitat loss?) They are looking at alternatives, like selling them to zoos around the world. (News source.)

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