Colin Langenderfer (left), from Mokena, and Mike Levins, from Tinley Park, are co-owners of Crosstown Exotics. Part of their business includes birthday parties, events at libraries and park districts, and TV and movie productions. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Colin Langenderfer, co-owner of Crosstown Exotics, holds Mr. Snuggles, who was recently in a photo shoot featuring Terrence Howard, who plays Lucious Lyon on the TV show “Empire.”
Colin Langenderfer poses with Mortoise the tortoise, who appeared on season four, episode eight of the TV show “Chicago Fire.”
Mike Levins, co-owner of Crosstown Exotics, holds a praying mantis he found at his job as an exterminator. The praying mantis will be used for part of a show that Crosstown Exotics puts on.