Heroic Rescue of Jawless Crocodile Abandoned in a Florida Wildlife Sanctuary

Rescued alligator missing top half of jaw finds new home in Gatorland, Florida

The alligator that was rescued last week after it was reported wandering around Central Florida missing the top half of its jaw is now in the care of an Orlando alligator park, according to a news release.

The animal was brought Saturday to Gatorland , an alligator park in Orlando, where a veterinarian is “doing a complete examination of the alligator, and the team is dedicated to his complete care at the park,” the park said Monday in a statement. . CNN.


The trapper who brought the alligator to Gatorland believed the animal “was possibly injured by a boat propeller and survived,” the statement added.

Gatorland did not provide new details about the alligator on Monday, but in a Facebook post on Saturday said park staff “will be monitoring her closely over the next few days and focusing on getting her to eat in a stress-free environment.” so you can enjoy your new forever home here at Alligator Paradise.”

Gator “basically had no chance of surviving”

Savannah Boan, alligator enrichment coordinator at Gatorland, said in a Facebook video posted Saturday that the injury appeared old and that the animal would be quarantined.


The alligator “basically had no chance of surviving in the wild with such a serious injury,” the park added.

The alligator was rescued Thursday night in Florida after it was seen with its upper jaw severed at Wilson’s Landing Park in Sanford in late August, and photos of it circulated on social media.

On Facebook, Gatorland is also asking for help naming the alligator.


His snout was severed right before his eyes, likely by a boat propeller, according to Gatorland Park. The park has begun accepting suggestions for the rescued alligator’s name, ranging from “Gummy” to “Jaw,” “Bottom Feeder” and “Gator McGatorface.” Someone even suggested the name “Topless.”

“Topless, that’s a little risqué for a family park,” Boan said.

During an interview with CNN, Boan received an interesting update about the alligator.

“Breaking news,” he said. “The new alligator held a meatball on its tongue for 5 to 10 minutes and then spit it out.”

Another alligator, named Trapjaw, has a similar, although less serious, injury. The park has been able to train him to eat meatballs without chewing them.


“It’s like you kick them like a man in a bar drinking a beer,” Boan described it.

The park hopes its new resident will do the same.

Related Posts

Meet the Ancient Wonder: The 512-Year-Old Greenland Shark, Earth’s Oldest Living Vertebrate

It’s hard to imagine anything still alive that was born in 1505. That was the year that Martin Luther became a monk and King Henry VIII called off his engagement with Catherine of Aragon… in short, a bloody long time ago.But that’s exactly what scientists …

Eight-legged pig born in China

Old farmer Yongxiu and his 8-legged pig This pig belongs to a litter of 8 born by a mother pig on a farm located in Nam Xuyen district. Farmer Yongxiu (63 years old) said that on August 2, after returning from work, his wife ran out to announce that “our pig just gave birth to a monster…

Exploring the Amazon Monkey Reserve: A Sanctuary for Primate Conservation

This is the fifth article in a series about the Amazon region of Brazil featured in my illustrated picture book, Alexander the Salamander . This one is about a monkey reserve in the Amazon. Previous posts highlighted the Amazon River , the city of Manaus …

An extremely rare mythical white deer appears

The appearance of an extremely rare white deer in Bushy Park, London, England has caused a stir, making many people extremely surprised, hoping to see it again. Recently, at Bushy Park, London, England, he…

10 strange animals you may not know

1. Indian purple frog As the name suggests, this is a frog found in India, in the mountains of the western Ghats. They look nothing like the normal frogs you see every day, especially because of their purple color. In addition, their bodies are very lumpy, somewhat…

10 extremely beautiful orange reptiles

1. African Bush Viper African Bush Viper (Atheris Squamigera) This beautiful snake is found in Africa and has beautiful scales that remind people of a dragon, or…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *