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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Happy Croctoberfest!

I should have done this post much earlier this month... depending on where you are in the country, it may now be too late.  For this year, at least...

Anyway, do you like beer?  How about crocodiles?  If the answer to both is "yes", great news!  There's an exciting new opportunity at many US zoos to enjoy the former while contributing to the conservation of the later.  If the second question is no, focus instead on the liking beer part.  If, as is my case, the answer to the first question is no, suck it up and do it anyway, for croc's sake.

Croctoberfest is an autumn celebration that many zoos and aquariums have kicked off to raise funds for crocodilian conservation around the world.   The actual content of the event may vary widely from institution to institution.  At most, however, it's a combination of beers, food trucks, and animal demonstrations, perhaps combined with raffles or live auctions, all working to raise money to protect crocodilians in their natural habitat. 

As I said, I should have posted this at the beginning of the month, or late September, ideally.  Many institutions have already celebrated this month; some, such as Clyde Peeling's Reptiland, as early as the first.  Check out your local zoo or aquarium to see if they celebrate Croctoberfest.  If you missed it this year, it just means you have to get an early start for 2017!

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