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Celebrate Croctoberfest and help an endangered crocodile

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Move over Octoberfest, Croctoberfest is here.

Croctoberfest is hosted by the San Diego Zoo and is being held Saturday, October 18 all in an effort to help raise awareness and funds for the conservation needs of an endangered crocodile called the African-Slender-Snouted crocodile.

The population of the African slender-snouted crocodile, native to central and western Africa, is dwindling, primarily due to habitat loss and hunting for its meat. Recent studies have shown that the West African population is a critically endangered species.

CroctoberFest
Ono Grinds Island Grill in Mission Valley
Saturday, October 18
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Free to attend

Food and beverages will be available for purchase
Tickets sold at the door for a chance to win prizes

The money raised will be matched up to $5,000 and will be donated to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Crocodile Advisory Group, designated for the conservation efforts for the African slender-snouted crocodile.

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