Glimpse of Le PAL’s new alligator park

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An alligator is being fed with chicken at the PAL theme and animal park in Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre. (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

An alligator is being fed with chicken at the PAL theme and animal park in Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre. (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

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An employee works on a sculpture of an alligator at the PAL theme and animal park in Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre . (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

An employee works on a sculpture of an alligator at the PAL theme and animal park in Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre . (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

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Alligators are native to wetlands . Males can grow up to 14 feet in length, while females can reach eight feet in length, according to zoo officials. (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

Alligators are native to wetlands . Males can grow up to 14 feet in length, while females can reach eight feet in length, according to zoo officials. (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

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Males can grow up to 14 feet in length, while females can reach eight feet in length, according to zoo officials. (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

Males can grow up to 14 feet in length, while females can reach eight feet in length, according to zoo officials. (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

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An alligator is pictured at the PAL theme and animal park in Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre. (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

An alligator is pictured at the PAL theme and animal park in Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre. (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

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In 1967, alligators were listed as an endangered species, but they have since recovered. (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

In 1967, alligators were listed as an endangered species, but they have since recovered. (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

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The PAL theme park is opening in 2017 an alligator park, a new feature which is the only one of its kind in Europe, recreating swamps and freswater marshes. (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

The PAL theme park is opening in 2017 an alligator park, a new feature which is the only one of its kind in Europe, recreating swamps and freswater marshes. (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

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The PAL was founded 43 years ago and owes its originality to the combination of three aspects: it is the only park in France that combines park attractions with animals and unusual accommodation, offering 26 attractions, 700 animals, animal shows and educational presentations on a 50 ha natural site. / AFP PHOTO / Thierry ZOCCOLAN (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

The PAL was founded 43 years ago and owes its originality to the combination of three aspects: it is the only park in France that combines park attractions with animals and unusual accommodation, offering 26 attractions, 700 animals, animal shows and educational presentations on a 50 ha natural site. / AFP PHOTO / Thierry ZOCCOLAN (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

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An alligator is being fed at the PAL theme and animal park. (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

An alligator is being fed at the PAL theme and animal park. (Thierry ZOCCOLAN / AFP)

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