Orlando Attraction of Gatorland Hosts “Crocfest” Fundraising Event in December
The alligators usually take center stage at the Orlando Gatorland attraction, but in December it will be time for the alligators to shine.
On Saturday, December 11, Gatorland will put on CrocFest, an entire day dedicated to fundraising for crocodiles at risk (not the fashionistas that are shoes). Over the past 11 years, CrocFest has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help with these conservation efforts.
Zoomed in, CrocFest 2021 will raise funds specifically to reintroduce and trace a group of endangered Orinoco crocodiles to their native region of Venezuela. Orinoco crocodiles have been classified as “endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
“We are very excited to be hosting CrocFest for the first time and help raise awareness about the endangered Orinoco crocodile,” said Mark McHugh, President and CEO of Gatorland, in a press release. “In addition, we are very pleased that we were the only park in Central Florida selected to breed two Orinoco baby alligators for the launch program in Venezuela.”
CrocFest takes place on December 11th in Gatorland starting at noon. Tickets will set you back a suggested donation of $30. Entry includes dinner and drinks.
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