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VIDEO: American alligator at children's zoo returns to outdoor exhibit

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

Make it snappy and head over to the Children's Zoo in Saginaw. 

The zoo's American alligator, Nero, is back in her outdoor exhibit for the summer. 

The zoo posted a video to its Facebook page Monday showing the 6-foot alligator casually strolling into her summer exhibit and entering a pond of water. The zoo said Nero is at least 30 years old. She's been at the zoo since 1997. 

Monday is also a feeding day for Nero. Zoo officials said alligators in the wild do not eat regularly. They plan to feed Nero around 3 p.m. today. American alligators are carnivores. Nero is often offered mice, rats and fish. 

Nero will return to her winter holding at the end of the season. 

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