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Only In Print: Alligator Among a Growing List of Creatures Dumped in Prospect Park

The alligator discovered in Prospect Park Lake is now receiving tender, loving care at the Bronx Zoo, where an X-ray detected a bathtub stopper stuck in its body. (Photo: NYC Parks Department)

PROSPECT PARK — The 4-foot-long alligator that was unceremoniously dumped in Prospect Park Lake and left to fend for itself drew worldwide attention, but it’s far from the only unwanted creature to be abandoned in the sprawling Brooklyn green space lately.

In recent months, animal rescuers and environmental advocates have found guinea pigs, ducks, rabbits — and even a baby rooster — left in or around the lake, according to the organization Wildlife Interests, Learning & Development (W.I.L.D.) for Prospect Park, whose members…

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