I’m John Walczak, Director of your Louisville Zoo.
Summer is here and we’re in full bloom at the Louisville Zoo. I’ll be
your guide through this issue of Trunkline magazine, providing behind-
the-scenes insights and fun facts about your Zoo, conservation and our
critical efforts. Keep an eye out for the “Inside Your Zoo” and "Did You
Know" boxes for lots of great info I have to share with you.
In this issue, you’ll read about:
The "Maned" Attraction!
Meet our two maned wolf pups.
These incredible animals have an
even more incredible story. Read
how Zoo partnerships enable
creative new health care solutions.
Bongos, Penguins & Sea-eagles
What do all these animals have
in common? New births! Catch a
glimpse of the cutest new animal
ambassadors that just
arrived at the Zoo.
The Reign of the
Monarch has Begun.
We’re all aﬂ utter for our new
Butterﬂ ies n’ Blooms exhibit.
Let fun take ﬂ ight for you this
summer — read all about this
colorful new exhibit.
Zoo Address Zoo Hours — Open Daily Admission
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213 March 18 to Sept. 24, 2017
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.)
Sept. 25 to March 16, 2018
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.)
Check our website for early closings &
special notices. Visit the website for seasonal pricing and ticket
Administrative Offi ces: (502) 459-2181
FAX: (502) 459-2196
Education: (502) 238-5358
Membership Offi ce: (502) 459-2287
Editorial: Heather Dishon, Maureen Horrigan
and Robert Kemnitz
Designer: Robert Kemnitz, Heather Dishon
Printed by Publishers
Children under 3 receive free regular admission.
Groups (15 or more), please call (502) 238-5348
at least 72 hours in advance or purchase online
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Photographers: Kara Bussabarger, Heather
Dishon, Robert Kemnitz, Kyle Shepherd,
Tuckson Photos, Weasie Gaines Photography
Cover: Michael Clevenger, Courier-Journal
Contributing Writers: Kim Allgeier, Kelsey
Curry, Heather Dishon, Marcelle Gianelloni,
Kelly Grether, Stephanie Gray, Kathleen John-
son, Matt Lahm, Amy Seadler, Diane Taylor
Trunkline is published four times a year by the Louisville Zoological Garden, John T. Walczak, Director.
The Louisville Zoo, a nonprofi t organization and the state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and
our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors and leadership in scientifi c research and conservation
education. The Zoo is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
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