Alligator captured at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park; rehabbing at Bronx Zoo

NYC Parks maintenance staff spotted the reptile in the lake and alerted Parks Enforcement Patrol and Urban Park Rangers.

News 12 Staff

Feb 20, 2023, 5:29 PM

Updated 462 days ago

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An alligator was captured Sunday in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park and taken to the Bronx Zoo where it will undergo rehabilitation.
NYC Parks maintenance staff spotted the reptile in the lake and alerted Parks Enforcement Patrol and Urban Park Rangers.
Alligator captured in Prospect Park (Credit: NYC Parks)
It is believed that the animal was illegally released there. Officials for the city say the animal was in poor condition and possibly shocked from the water.
Experts warn that exotic animals can harm local species and the environment. Anyone that spots an abandoned animal should call 311 or find an Urban Park Ranger.
(Credit: NYC Parks)


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