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Goodbye, Shy Guy. Hello, Newt.

NEWPORT NEWS—Shy Guy, the long-term American Alligator-resident of the Virginia Living Museum and undisputed king of the Cypress Swamp exhibit, will soon be packing his bags for new waters. At seven years old and seven feet long, Shy Guy has outgrown his current surroundings and will be transferred to a facility in South Carolina where he will be able to mingle with other gators that are approximately the same age and size.

Shy Guy’s replacement will be a much smaller American Alligator named Newt, who will temporarily hang out in the Swamp Habitarium enclosure while maintenance work will be conducted on the Cypress Swamp exhibit after Shy Guy has left the building.

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