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NEWORLEANS - The baby alligators at Audubon Zoo appear to have avoided being recaptured by thieves recently, authorities say.

Around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, zoo security officers came across a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old on the grounds, questioned them and then released them, NOPD Lt. Shaun Ferguson said at last week's meeting of the NOPD Second District leadership.

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