ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Zookeepers at the Albuquerque BioPark says John the Saltwater Crocodile died this week. The 1,100-pound reptile broke his jaw over the summer and three steel plates were installed in his mouth to fix it.
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Last month, he underwent follow-up surgery and John never fully recovered. Zookeepers aren’t sure about John’s exact age but say he had been at the zoo for 16 years.