Shanghai Releases Alligators into Huangpu River to Deal with Dead Pigs

Friday, March 22, 2013
Chinese Alligator

SHANGHAI — To combat the rising number of dead pigs floating in the Huangpu River, the Shanghai municipal government has approved plans to release 200 endangered Chinese alligators into the waterway upstream to devour the pig carcasses before they reach the city.

“This is a big win for everyone,” said Shanghai deputy mayor Zhang Yueran. “Not only will the alligators eliminate the dead pig problem, we are also restoring them to their natural habitat.”

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