Cleveland zoo takes in rescued 2-foot alligator

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- A 2-foot alligator rescued by a sewer district crew is getting a new home with the Cleveland zoo's educational programs.

Workers rescued the reptile last week to keep it from freezing to death in the city sewer system and put it in warm water to revive it.

The zoo says it plans to keep the gator, now named Jenni, under quarantine for a month. Then it will become part of on- and off-site educational programs.

It's not clear how the reptile ended up in Cleveland's Big Creek, though there's been speculation that an owner might have set it loose in response to the new Ohio law that requires owners to register exotic animals.