Ohio zoo alligator dies despite CPR by zoo care team

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — An alligator at an Ohio zoo has died after a crowd watched the zoo’s animal care team administer CPR in an attempt to save him.

WBNS-TV (http://bit.ly/29ss0Gq ) reports that officials at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium say the male alligator that died Saturday had been under veterinary care for weeks because of a respiratory condition.

Zoo officials say the alligator’s health continued to decline rapidly Saturday and he died around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.