For Oklahoma City Zoo animals, debris can be deadly

An alligator at the Oklahoma City Zoo died because seven water bottles were jammed into its stomach. Visitor trash, windblown litter and wishing coins cause the biggest problem.

BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Published: August 4, 2010
An alligator at the Oklahoma City Zoo died unexpectedly, but what veterinarians found inside his stomach was even more unexpected: seven plastic water bottles.


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