Welcome to the WWII Forums! Log in or Sign up to interact with the community.

"Hitler's Alligator" Dies In Moscow Zoo

Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by GRW, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    19,692
    Likes Received:
    2,417
    Location:
    Stirling, Scotland
    Actually had to check this wasn't a hoax.
    "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.
    "Yesterday morning, our Mississippi alligator Saturn died of old age. He was about 84 years old - an extremely respectable age," the zoo said.
    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.
    "Moscow Zoo has had the honour of keeping Saturn for 74 years," the zoo said in a statement.
    "For us Saturn was an entire era, and that's without the slightest exaggeration... He saw many of us when we were children. We hope that we did not disappoint him.""
    www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52784240?fbclid=IwAR2QcEgDqd8P62XA52W2a2HkGiTpfEMpxxOOUNIJ0BKOvuk76Vq22ZPkiaU
     
    A-58 and belasar like this.
  2. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    8,461
    Likes Received:
    1,148
    Jeez, the Russkies really did take everything not nailed down!
     
  3. Class of '42

    Class of '42 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2020
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    205
    If it was Hitler's personal alligator..I think Blondi would of been a decent meal for him.
     

Share This Page