Blog: Carlita the Croc

Happy World Wetlands Day!

Happy World Wetlands Day! My buddy Frank Lee Egret talked to you about the importance of wetlands back in 2016. This past September I explained how wetlands are like the kidneys of water systems–keeping things clean. Today, in honor of World Wetlands Day, I want to recognize some of the animals around the world we wouldn’t have without wetlands. 

posted 2/2/2018 2:42:15 PM |



Simplistic Snake Safety from a Snake

Is 2018 your year to get right with snakes? Carilta the Croc's neighbor, the reticulated python, has some tips to help
put you at ease! “Hello everyone. Sssss. I mean sshhh. This is the reticulated python coming to you live from Brookfield
Zoo. Gather round and listen.

posted 1/9/2018 11:33:20 AM |



Meet Chef Robert: Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk


Meet Chef Robert. He's the Executive Chef and founder of the catered foods department at the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo. Zoo staff refer to him simply as “Chef.”  If you’ve been to a wedding, brunch, or other banquet at Brookfield Zoo, then you’ve eaten from Chef Robert’s menu.

posted 12/15/2017 4:36:33 PM |



Improper Disposal of Medications Can Harm the Environment

Did you know you can drop off unwanted medication at designated locations for disposal in many places all around Cook County, Illinois? Why do this instead of just throwing them in the trash or down the toilet? The answer has a lot to do with something near and dear to my crocodilian heart: water quality. Nourhan, an education intern at Brookfield Zoo (and bona fide smarty-pants), explains…

posted 12/4/2017 3:59:38 PM |



Hunting Gold Mines

Today’s blog is guest written by my friend, Tomás who is a sea turtle. He is here to tell us about a type of sustainable seafood that may be new to you! Take it away, Tomás..

posted 9/26/2017 9:31:18 AM |



Carlita the Croc

I'm Carlita the Croc, here to deliver my candid views on various topics, articles, news, and stories in conservation. For the latest news follow me on Twitter, for striking photos follow me on Instagram.

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