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  • 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_Gallery: Chinese Alligators Moved to Greenhouses for the Winter
     
     
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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