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Addax Calf born at LouisvilleKY zoo

  Louisville, Ky., – In the early hours of June 14, a male Saharan addax calf was born to Roxanne (mother) and Hodge (father).  This is a significant birth and the first addax born at the Zoo since 2013.   The International Union for Conservation of Nature cites the Saharan addax as facing imminent extinction. A survey in March 2016 across key addax habitat identified just three remaining individuals reports experts from the IUCN.   The addax range is in Africa in isolated pockets within the Sahara desert. Their habitats are waterless areas, especially dunes. They live in small groups…

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West LouisvilleKY Outdoor Recreation Initiative master plan to be unveiled next week

Meeting to be held at Whitney Young Elementary on May 31st   Louisville, KY., – A master plan detailing future outdoor recreation opportunities in west Louisville will be unveiled during a public meeting at Whitney M. Young Elementary School on Tuesday, May 31 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. “The master plan for the West Louisville Outdoor Recreation Initiative is the result of a lot of hard work and thought about how to make nature-based programming and environmental education more accessible to families in those neighborhoods,” said Director of Metro Parks and Recreation Seve Ghose. “We’re hoping for abundant feedback on the plan…