An alligator that has long been rumoured to have once belonged to Adolf Hitler, has died at the age of 84.
The lengthy lizard, who went by the name Saturn, passed away in Moscow Zoo, having lived there since the 1940s after being gifted by British soldiers who discovered him during the Second World War.
When Berlin Zoo was bombed (bombing a zoo is mad, isn’t it?) in 1943, Saturn survived and lived among the ruins for another three years.
Rumours have been rife for decades that Saturn was actually part of Adolf Hitler’s private collection of exotic animals, although officials at Moscow Zoo have done their best to debunk the story as myth for many years.
In a tweet posted in tribute to Saturn, Moscow Zoo noted that “He was fussy about food and loved being massaged with a brush. If he didn’t like something, he would gnaw on the concrete decorations.”