Ailing alligator gets CPR at Ohio zoo but dies later anyway


POWELL, Ohio (AP) — An animal care team administered CPR to an ailing alligator in front of onlookers at an Ohio zoo, but it wasn’t enough to save its life.

WBNS-TV (http://bit.ly/29ss0Gq ) reports that officials at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium say the male alligator had been under veterinary care for weeks because of a respiratory condition. A crowd watched Saturday as the team performed CPR.

Zoo officials say the alligator’s health continued to decline rapidly and he died Saturday night.

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