Australia

Animals Stolen From Australian Zoo

23 gone, including alligators

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THIEVES stole 23 animals including an alligator from the Australian Reptile Park overnight.

Police were called to the facility on the Pacific Highway, Somersby, following reports of a break and enter about 11am.

Staff told police approximately 23 various reptiles were allegedly stolen from the park including dragons, lizards and a baby alligator 20cm long.

Earlier reports that Elvis, a five-metre saltwater croc, who featured in the Daily Telegraph's GI Journo section on Saturday, had been stolen, are not true.