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Massachusetts zoo rents white gator for summer

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 19, 2013 at 02:27 AM

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — A small Massachusetts zoo wants to add a rare white alligator to its exhibits.

But the city-owned Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro doesn't plan on buying the gator, it plans on renting it.

Mayor Kevin Dumas asked the city council on Tuesday to appropriate $8,000 to rent the alligator for four months, starting in June and ending in October.

The Sun Chronicle reports that technically a loan, the city would be required to pay the alligator's owner, St. Augustine Alligator Farm in St. Augustine $2,000 a month.

The zoo is hoping the alligator proves as popular as another rare animal on display — its white lion Ramses

The zoo also features sloth bears, a snow leopard and kangaroos.

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