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Betty White Adopts Crocodile in Elton John’s Name

When Elton John sang “Crocodile Rock,” this probably isn’t what he had in mind.

In honor of the legendary singer’s 65th birthday, actress and animal- rights activist Betty White said today she adopted a crocodile at the Los Angeles Zoo in John’s name.

John is now the proud adoptive parent of a Malayan gharial crocodile that lives at the zoo’s LAIR exhibit.

“Elton has been a wonderful advocate for animals and wildlife issues, so we decided to honor him by adopting a crocodile on his behalf at the Los Angeles Zoo,” said White, who stars in “Hot in Cleveland.”

The adoption was made in conjunction with The Lifeline Program through the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s “Adopt an Animal Program,” which applies adoption fees to international conservation programs. White is a member of GLAZA’s Board of Trustees.

Copyright © 2012 City News Service

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