Trunkline Magazine (Louisville Zoo) Trunkline Magazine: September 2016 | Page 19

Eco Flip-Flop Animals


“ We had the most beautiful wedding possible . We are so thankful for the opportunity to get married at the Louisville Zoo !
The weather was beautiful and the animals provided an amazing and energetic addition .”

Say “ I Do ” at the Zoo

Caitlin and Matt Goodwyn , May 2016 © Christy Walls Photography
Eco Flip-Flop Animals
Be part of the pollution solution and join us on a flip-flop safari ! Every year , thousands of flip-flops are washing up onto the East African coast creating an environmental disaster . This pollution not only spoils the natural beauty of the beaches and oceans , but the rubber soles are adding to the plastic waste in marine ecosystems . This pollution obstructs turtle hatchlings from reaching the sea and ends up being swallowed by fish and other animals .
A creative team of artisans in Nairobi decided to transform these discarded flip-flops into elephants , giraffes , lions , rhinos , dolphins , sharks , turtles and more . These craftsmen work with over 100 individuals to create colorful masterpieces to bring smiles to those closest to you and an important message about marine conservation and our human footprint .
Stop in the Louisville Zoo Main Gift Shop on your next visit and buy one or several of these fun , colorful one-of-a-kind pieces . You can set them out as a conversation piece or even purchase a keychain work of art !
Remember , Louisville Zoo members receive a 10 % discount .
Holidays are just around the corner
Don ’ t forget to book your meeting or holiday event by the end of the year to receive a complimentary hot apple cider or hot chocolate addon to your beverage order ! Contact us at 502-238-5348 .
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