How do you check an alligator’s weight? See how the North Carolina Zoo works its magic


ASHEBORO, N.C. — Zookeepers at the North Carolina Zoo watch the weight of all the animals they care for very closely.

Changing weight can be an early indicator of a health problem. Some animals are easy to weigh but others are more challenging.  

For example, how do they get alligators to step on a scale?  

Shannon Smith shows us in today’s Zoo Filez. 

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