08/13/2015 03:40 EDT | Updated 08/13/2016 05:59 EDT

Over 150 Crocodiles, Alligators Removed From Toronto Home

TORONTO — More than 150 crocodiles and alligators have been rescued from a Toronto home and taken to a reptile sanctuary.

The Indian River Reptile Zoo, located east of Peterborough, says the homeowners approached the sanctuary about a year ago when the reptiles began outgrowing the enclosures in which they were kept.

Zoo founder Bry Loyst says the married couple handed over the crocodiles along with some money, which the sanctuary used to expand its crocodile rescue building.

The group says it took more than 20 volunteers and four days last week to remove the reptiles from the home and transport them by truck to the facility.

Loyst says the ages of the crocodiles are unknown, but they range in size from 1.2 to 3.3 metres long.

He says the reptiles were healthy and did not need veterinary care.

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