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Fortyn’s Orinoco Crocodiles Head South

The fate of the Seaway Serpentarium’s two Orinoco crocodiles has been decided, the National Post reports. The rest of the late Karel Fortyn’s collection was split between Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo in Ottawa and Reptilia in Vaughan, but the crocodiles, representatives of an extremely rare species, were being packed up over the weekend for shipment to the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

Fortyn died last May; the fate of his 200 or so reptiles, including the crocodiles and a number of venomous snakes, was the subject of a legal battle earlier this year. Previously: Seaway Serpentarium Reptiles in Custody Battle; Judge Rules on Seaway Serpentarium Reptiles.