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LouisvilleKY Zoo Opens Butterflies n’ Blooms

Louisville, KY.,. – Back by popular demand, the butterflies have made their return to the Louisville Zoo — the Butterflies n’ Blooms exhibit has opened and runs through Sept. 22. This temporary exhibit is free with Zoo admission or membership. Butterflies n’ Blooms is presented by Ford Motor Company and is open daily 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  and 2 to 4:30 p.m. weather permitting. Butterflies n’ Blooms is in collaboration with Idlewild Butterfly Farm.   Zoo guests will be able to walk amongst hundreds of native butterflies sipping nectar from colorful flowers in our 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house located…

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Moms are Free for Mother’s Day at LouisvilleKY’s Zoo

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo will be honoring mothers this Mother’s Day, Sunday May, 12 with free admission. The day is made possible by Ford Motor Company. Teddy Grahams will have giveaways while supplies last. A Teddy Grahams Scavenger Hunt will also be handed out at the admission gate. Teddy Grahams will be located near the maned wolf exhibit. Moms and moms-to-be will want to stop by and visit African elephant Mikki who is also expecting this summer and Kindi’s surrogate gorilla mom Kweli. Details on the day are here: LouisvilleZoo.org/mothersday.

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LouisvilleKY to give away trees

From LouisvilleKY.gov… Louisville, KY., – Join us on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for  our 2019 Spring Free Tree Giveaway! Location: Jefferson Community & Technical College 125 W. Broadway Louisville, KY 40202 (JCTC Student Parking Lot) IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All Kentucky native trees Trees awarded on “First Come” basis Limit of 5 trees per Louisville resident Must be a Jefferson County Resident with proof of residency (drivers license or utility bill) Trees cannot be planted in street right of ways, parks, or container Trees must be planted in Jefferson County•Species fact sheet, planting and maintenance instructions…

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LouisvilleKY’s Comfy Cow creates custom ice cream flavor to help Louisville Zoo celebrate 50th anniversary

LouisvilleKY – To help the Louisville Zoo celebrate its 50th anniversary Comfy Cow has created a custom-made ice cream available in stores March 1 – October 31. Polar Bear Freeze is made with a white chocolate ice cream, Oreo pieces and chocolate chips. It will be available in all five stores. Comfy Cow has generously offered 20% of the proceeds of the sale of Polar Bear Freeze to the Zoo. The Zoo is celebrating its 50 anniversary all year long. The big community celebration — 50Fest — is set for May 18 – 19.  Guests can meet the Zoo’s new animal mascots including…

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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Hosts Job Fair

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo will host a job fair on January 19 in the Zoo’s Gheens Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Zoo is seeking candidates to fill seasonal positions in various departments including Admissions, Education, Guest Services, Horticulture, Membership, Front Desk and Rides and Attractions. Candidates will be provided training and should be outgoing, highly motivated individuals who enjoy working with the public and will provide outstanding customer service. The hourly seasonal rate varies by position, the minimum is $10.10. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and able to work a variable…

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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Celebrates Two Big Birthdays

  Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo kicks off the new year with two very special animal birthdays on Saturday, Jan. 12.  Zoo guests will be invited to sing “Happy Birthday” as both gorilla Helen and polar bear Qannik receive special birthday enrichment items.  Helen is celebrating her 61st birthday in Gorilla Forest at 10:30 a.m. and Qannik will celebrate her 8th birthday in Glacier Run at 11:30 a.m.  The birthdays are free with Zoo admission. ABOUT HELEN | Helen is the third oldest known gorilla in the world and the second oldest in the North American population.  She is wild born, so her birth…

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LouisvilleKY’s zoo offering unique gift opportunities

The Zoo Gift That Keeps On Giving – Zoo Memberships and other Gifts For Animals & People   Louisville, KY., – The Zoo has a number of great gift-giving ideas that are popular with families and nature lovers that make a world of difference to the Louisville Zoo and to endangered wildlife. Gift Memberships The gift that keeps on giving memorable experiences throughout the entire year is a Louisville Zoo membership. Right now guests who gift a Louisville Zoo membership by Dec. 31 can save $5 on a full year of excitement and adventure that includes unlimited free admission to the…


LouisvilleKY’s Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” Begins Oct. 4

  Meijer presents “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” October 4–7, 11–14, 18–21, & 25–28, 2018 Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo is about to transform into a storybook land where a photo opportunity is waiting around every corner during the Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer. This year the Zoo celebrates its 37th year of the popular party on October 4–7, 11–14, 18–21, & 25–28, 2018.   Tickets are now on sale. Children can dress up in their wildest costumes and set off on a magical journey through the Zoo. The Party features costumed characters for guests to meet and…

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Butterflies n’ Blooms Culminates With Flutter Fest and Release of Over 1,000 Monarch Butterflies in LouisvilleKY

 Louisville, KY., – Butterflies n’ Blooms culminates with the tagging of over 1,000 monarch butterflies for release at Flutter Fest on Sept. 22 brought to you in partnership with Louisville’s Idlewild Butterfly Farm. This release coincides with the annual migration of monarch butterflies. Activities starting at 10 a.m. will include: Craft and activity stations: Children of all ages can play games and make crafts while learning more about monarchs and their long journey.   Education stations: Visit stations to learn the importance of pollinators and what you can do to help them. Storytime plus Meet and Greet The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Hear the beloved tale…

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LouisvilleKY Zoo gets a new addition

 Addax Calf born at Louisville Zoo Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo welcomed a male Saharan addax calf born early morning Sunday, August 19. The mother is Patella and the father is Laird. The calf weighs a little over 18 lbs. This is the 59th calf born here at the Zoo. Addax have been a part of the Zoo since it opened in 1969. The International Union for Conservation of Nature cites the Saharan addax as critically endangered. In 2016, field researchers estimated that less than 100 individuals remain in the remnant wild. The addax is found in arid regions of…