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We’re happy to report that Reggie the American alligator has met his match, and is now getting along famously with Tina. It was a somewhat bumpy introduction period when she initially moved into his “bachelor pad,” but they’re now happily swimming, floating, and sunning themselves together. Animal care staff worked tirelessly and patiently throughout the introduction process, helping the alligators grow comfortable with each other. Tina came to the L.A. Zoo in August after 18 years as a resident of the @pasadenahumane society, when it was decided she would benefit from a larger habitat. American alligators had been near extinction in the wild, but thanks to protections from the Endangered Species Act, they’ve made a dramatic recovery. 🐊🐊