очаровали. According to the zoo, Saturn was born in the United States and later sent to the Berlin Zoo, from where it escaped when the zoo was bombed in 1943. And it's not just relatives who can claim it. Its whereabouts were unknown until 1946, when British soldiers found it and gave it to the Soviet Union, the zoo said.

An alligator that many people believe once belonged to Adolf Hitler has died in the Moscow Zoo. Mississippi alligators usually live to 30-50 years in the wild, it added.

An alligator purportedly once part of Adolf Hitler‘s personal collection has died at age 84 in the Moscow Zoo. The 84-year-old reptile was found by British soldiers in Berlin after the Second World War and handed to the Red Army. A slab of concrete fell from his the alligator’s aquarium in the 1980s narrowly missing him. “Our Mississippi alligator Saturn has died of old age,” Moscow Zoo announced on social media on Saturday. In the early 1990s, Saturn witnessed the Soviet collapse and reports said he had “tears in his eyes” when tanks shot the nearby Russian parliament because it “reminded him of the bombing of Berlin”. Adolf Hitler was rumoured to have owned Saturn the alligator, although the animal moved to Russia after the Second World War and eventually died aged 84 in Moscow Zoo, Our free email newsletter sends you the biggest headlines from news, sport and showbiz. We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

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When a new aquarium was built, Saturn went on hunger strike for four months in protest. We've rounded up some of the best ladies raincoats available to buy now - including favourites from Rains, John Lewis and ASOS.

He was eventually found by British soldiers three years later.

Saturn somehow survived and then lived for three years in a city ravaged by war, and a climate unsuited to alligators.

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Saturn the alligator was given to the Soviet Union in 1946 and the myth was born that he was in the collection of the Nazi leader.

The so-called Battle of Berlin began in November 1943 and the night of 22-23 November saw extensive damage to areas west of the centre, including the Tiergarten district where the city's zoo is located.

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The zoo said the alligator, named Saturn, was about 84 year old when died on Friday. According to the zoo, Saturn was born in the United States and later sent to the Berlin Zoo, from where it escaped when the zoo was bombed in 1943.

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Adolf Hitler's 'pet' alligator Saturn dies in Moscow Zoo.

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