Alligators return to Reid Park Zoo after 30 years

Alligators have arrived at Reid Park Zoo
Alligators have arrived at Reid Park Zoo
Published: Apr. 5, 2018 at 6:37 PM MST|Updated: Apr. 19, 2018 at 2:37 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - After more than 30 years, alligators have arrived at the Reid Park Zoo.

The 25-year-old male American alligator arrived at the zoo on Wednesday from the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas.

"While he is adjusting to his new surroundings, we expect him to spend the majority of his time in the pool," said Dr. Sue Tygielski, interim Zoo Administrator. "We are excited to share this species that is critical to biodiversity with out guests."

According to a news release, the alligator was seen exploring his new surroundings after just 10 minutes in the habitat. He has since been seen walking along the bottom of the pool and floating in the 78-degree water.

Zoo guests can see the American alligator at the Reid Park Zoo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week.

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