An alligator that survived the bombing of Berlin in World War II died

An alligator that survived the bombing of Berlin in World War II died

The alligator Saturn, who had survived the Second World War in Berlin and which, later turned out to be incorrect, said that it belonged to Adolf Hitler died at the Moscow Zoo.

“On Friday morning, our American alligator Saturn died of old age. It was about 84 years old, a life of respect, “the zookeeper said in a statement.

Saturn was donated to the zoo in Berlin 1936. Soon after he was born in the United States. He escaped from the garden after bombing 1943, the BBC quoted as saying.

British soldiers found him three hours later and gave him to the Soviet Union. How he spent the time between remains a mystery but since July 1946. had become a real attraction for zookeepers in Moscow, according to N1.

“The Moscow Zoo had the honour to be Saturn’s home for 74 years. It represents the whole era for us and we say it without any overthrowing. Many of us have known each other since we were children. We hope we did not disappoint him, “said a farewell statement from Moscow.