This is such a fun story so I thought I'd share. An adult male alligator at the Columbus, Ohio Zoo had been treated by veterinarians for respiratory disease. However, the reptile keepers noticed when they checked on him Saturday that the male alligator was unconscious and not breathing.
What the keepers did next, however, was certainly surprising to the nearby crowd of zoo-goers: alligator CPR. They began hand compression. The zoo’s vice president of animal health, said alligator CPR consists of chest compression only, because that’s the most important component of CPR.
Unfortunately, the male gator was stable for about an hour before he again “declined,” two more rounds of CPR weren’t successful, and the animal died, leaving behind his female enclosure-mate.
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Dr. Tracy A. Jones is an American Heart Association, ASHI, and American Red Cross Master Program Trainer, Instructor, & AHA Faculty Member located in San Antonio, Texas.