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article image150 Toronto crocodiles and alligators rescued by reptile zoo

By Owen Weldon     Aug 13, 2015 in Odd News
Indian River - The Indian River Reptile Zoo, located in Indian River, Ontario, took around 150 crocodiles and alligators from an undisclosed home in Toronto.
Bry Loyst, the curator of the zoo, spent hours last weekend wrestling illegal pet crocodiles. A small group of volunteers were with him, and they carefully removed the crocs, as well as alligators and caimans from the home. The reptiles were taken away in four trucks to a reptile facility in the Peterborough area.
Loyst said the person they took the animals away from contacted them because they felt that the zoo would do a better job of taking care of them.
Loyst said that the person looking after animals actually did a good job considering the situation. He added that most of the animals were in great health, but they didn't have a whole lot of muscle tone. He also said they were impressed with how well-taken care of the animals were.
The animals will be given a new life, and Loyst said they will be fed the right food will be able to swim and bask in the sun, which many of the animals have never seen.
The zoo is a sancautary and there are more than 400 snakes, lizards and turtles located there. The rescue of the crocodiles was timely because the brand new Crocodile Rescue Building is set to officially open sometime next year
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