UF veterinarians remove zipliner’s shoe from stomach of St. Augustine Farm crocodile
Dr. Garrett Fraess attempts to remove a shoe by accessing it via the crocodile's esophagus. Earlier this month, a 10.5-foot Nile crocodile from the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park stopped by the UF Veterinary Hospitals to have a shoe removed from her stomach. The crocodile, named Anuket, swallowed the sneaker in December when it fell off a zipliner at the Alligator Farm and into the reptile’s habitat. The 341-pound crocodile was seen eating the shoe and regurgitating it before gobbling it back up. AdThe UF College of Veterinary Medicine reports that the Anuket returned home after an overnight stay and has been recovering at the Alligator Farm -- hopefully without any stomachaches!
Cute! St. Augustine Alligator Farm unveils two-toed sloths
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park opened its newest exhibit Friday, which features Hoffman's two-toed sloths named Teddy and Grizzly. (Photos provided)ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Sloth lovers, rejoice. The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park opened its newest exhibit Friday featuring a pair of two-toed sloths. SLIDESHOW: St. Augustine Alligator Farm opens new sloth exhibitTeddy and Grizzly, two sloths that came to the zoological park from Busch Gardens a few months back, were released into their new rainforest habitat. This summer, guests will be able to feed the sloths fruit or vegetables as they lounge around in their new home.
'Chance the Snapper' gets A+ during examination
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - Chance the Snapper, the elusive alligator that surfaced in Chicago a week ago, received a full health check-up at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park on Thursday. Veterinarians from the University of Florida examined the alligator and said "he didnt mind at all, being surrounded by all the ladies." They also added that on Friday he was very alert and moving around after having blood drawn, a great sign after an exam. Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.