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Muja, the world's oldest known alligator
|Species||American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)|
|Born||c. 1937 (age 83–84)|
|Known for||Oldest alligator in captivity in the world|
Muja (born c. 1937) is an American alligator at Belgrade Zoo in Serbia. He is the oldest living alligator in the world. He became the world's oldest American alligator in captivity when another of his species, Saturn, died in the Moscow Zoo in 2020.
In 2012, he had a successful surgery to amputate some of his leg after he was diagnosed with gangrene.
Guinness recorded Muja as the "Oldest living alligator in captivity" stating that, "as of 22 May 2018 he was at least 80 years 252 days."
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