Croctober kicks off early at ABQ BioPark
Posted at: 09/29/2013 6:33 PM
| Updated at: 09/29/2013 6:37 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon, KOB.com
The Albuquerque Zoo kicked off its “Croctober” celebration a little bit early on Sunday.
The celebration featured family friendly events aimed at teaching kids about crocodile and alligator conservation.
Visitors even got to see baby crocodiles up close.
"This is the first year for this. This is kind of a test run. Hopefully this will be a nationwide thing next year. You know if sharks get a week, then crocodiles deserve a month," said Matt Escenbrenner of the ABQ BioPark.
The zoo has saltwater crocodiles, and both Chinese and American alligators.
Chinese alligators are one of six critically endangered species.