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Gomek the Alligator
Birth: unknown, Papua New Guinea
Death: Mar. 6, 1997
Saint Augustine
St. Johns County
Florida, USA

Gomek was a 17 foot 9 inch long and 2000 pound salt water alligator.

When captured in Papua New Guinea in 1968 by a trapper named George Criag, Gomek was already an adult.

Gomek was purchased by Terri and Arthur Jones in 1985, and kept in Ocala, Florida, before being sold to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.

Gomek arrived in St. Augustine in 1989, and became the Alligator Farm's Star Attraction.

Gomek had his own pool, and ate from a daily menu which consited of mullet, chicken, and opossums.

Gomek sadly died in 1997 from a heart attack, believed to have been caused by not removing the skin from his chicken.

He is now housed in a climate controlled building near his original habitat at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

Gomek was believed to have been between the ages of 60 and 80 at the time of his death.

 
 
Burial:
Alligator Farm Zoological Park
Saint Augustine
St. Johns County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: M & K Fine
Record added: Oct 05, 2006
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