Update on the Crocodile That Met the Pope

Pope and Crocodile

Do you remember when the Pope met the crocodile?It was back in January when Yitzhak Yadid, an official from Rome’s 100-year-old Bioparco zoo, in a nod to Pope Benedict’s upcoming trip to Cuba, brought to the Wednesday General Audience an endangered Cuban crocodile.  About two feet long, the scaly Crocodylus rhombifer had been confiscated from an Italian woman who owned it illegally.  The plan was to rehabilitate the young reptile, and then return it to its swampy home in Cuba during the Pope … [Read more...]


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