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  • About 13,000 Chinese alligators, also known as Yangtze alligators, are prepared for their winter move by the Chinese alligator national nature reserve to a greenhouse in Xuancheng, Anhui province, on Thursday. Photo: VCG_Gallery: Chinese Alligators Moved to Greenhouses for the Winter
     
     
    About 13,000 Chinese alligators, also known as Yangtze alligators, are prepared for their winter move by the Chinese alligator national nature reserve to a greenhouse in Xuancheng, Anhui province, on Thursday. Photo: VCG
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Gallery: Chinese Alligators Moved to Greenhouses for the Winter

Cleaning, physical exams are part of animals’ ‘wintering transition’

12.06.2018
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About 13,000 Chinese alligators, also known as Yangtze alligators, are prepared for their winter move by the Chinese alligator national nature reserve to a greenhouse in Xuancheng, Anhui province, on Thursday. Photo: VCG
Chinese alligators lie on the back of truck in Xuancheng, Anhui province, while waiting to be moved to a greenhouse in the city for the winter on Thursday. Photo: VCG
A worker at the Chinese Alligator national nature reserve in Xuancheng, Anhui province, stands near several Chinese alligators on Thursday. Photo: VCG
Workers at the Chinese alligator national nature reserve in Xuancheng, Anhui province, wash a Chinese alligator as part of the alligator’s “wintering transition” on Thursday. All the Chinese alligators need to be cleaned and have physical examinations. Photo: VCG
Chinese alligators are moved into a greenhouse for the winter in Xuancheng, Anhui province, on Thursday. Photo: VCG

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Gallery: Chinese Alligators Moved to Greenhouses for the Winter