Hitler's alligator dies in Moscow Zoo after British troops found him in 1945

Hitler's alligator dies in Moscow Zoo after British troops found him in 1945
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An alligator rumoured to have belonged to Adolf Hitler has died at Moscow Zoo, APA reports citing Mirror.

The 84-year-old reptile was found by British soldiers in Berlin after the Second World War and handed to the Red Army.

Known to have been a pre-war star attraction at Berlin Zoo in Nazi Germany, the story also circulated that the reptile had been in the Führer’s personal pet collection, as suggested by famous Russian writer Boris Akunin.

Dmitry Vasilyev, a veterinarian at Moscow Zoo, said there was no doubt that Hitler admired the alligator.

Saturn lived until the 75th anniversary of Hitler’s defeat earlier this month.

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