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Berlin WW2 bombing survivor Saturn the alligator dies in Moscow Zoo

Berlin WW2 bombing survivor Saturn the alligator dies in Moscow Zoo

By Naveel Krishant
Sunday 24/05/2020
Saturn escaped from Berlin Zoo when it was bombed - but he didn't belong to Hitler

An alligator who survived World War Two in Berlin and was rumoured - wrongly - to have belonged to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has died in Moscow Zoo.

He was about 84 years old.

Saturn was gifted to Berlin Zoo in 1936 soon after he was born in the US.

He escaped the zoo being bombed in 1943.

British soldiers found him three years later and gave him to the Soviet Union.

How he spent the intervening years always remained a mystery, but since July 1946 the alligator has been a hit with visitors in Moscow.

[Source: BBC]

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