A Sunny New Addition
We recently installed 30 solar panels on the roof of the Zoo
administrative building to help offset energy consumption.
These panels will help us reduce our carbon footprint. The
funds were donated to us by the estate of Sharon M. Kremer,
an educator, environmentalist, Zoo friend and advocate.
We also have plans to install solar panels near our Metazoo
Discovery Center and train station thanks to our Maintenance
Supervisor Racheal Butrum, who took the initiative to learn
how to install additional solar panels.
A Temporary Tortoise Trip
Recently we moved Spike, a male African spurred tortoise, into the addax
exhibit. He normally resides at Boma African Petting Zoo, but was moved
for the summer to let him get exercise, fresh grass and extra sunlight for
some added vitamin D. The addax were startled at first, mistaking Spike for
a rock. The addax have now become accustomed to his presence and Spike
the tortoise is fitting in nicely. Spike will return to Boma later in the fall.
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Kindi Meets Her Family
Kindi is in the process of being introduced to her gorilla
family. You can continue to follow Kindi’s progress in the
Kindi’s Journey online scrapbook brought to you by Baptist
Health. Visit the scrapbook at louisvillezoo.org/kindi to see
video and photos and learn more about her story.
We know Louisville
is a city in transformation — a community
full of charm, surprises
and exciting new ventures.
And word is getting out. I’m
proud to share that we’re becoming a top tourist destination in the
world, touted by USA Today as
among the top 14 places to visit in
2016; by The Culture Trip as among
the 15 Best Cities in the World for
Food, and by the World Food Travel
Association as Best Destination Experience, just to name a few.
We start with the delicious local
Brought to you by
food our Kentucky farmers produce,
combine that with our innovative
chefs and serve it with our signature
drink, and offer a unique combination we call bourbonism. That’s one
of the reasons tourism is booming
and we’re now proud to welcome
16 million visitors a year to our city.
Many of them come at the invitation of our Louisville Zoo friends and
member families, so thank you for
spreading the word.
Louisville is working hard to make
sure people outside the city know
about all the great things happening
here. The Louisville Convention and
Visitors Bureau recently launched a
redesigned logo (see above) for Lou-
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isville to better reflect the changes
here, and to put our best foot forward for a new generation of guests
to our city.
I encourage you to visit the impressive new website that will be the
front door for most of our visitors as
they — and you — search for things
to see and do in Louisville. We hope
the site — not to mention all the
great things happening here — inspire you to invite more friends and
family members to share in all the
unique adventures our city offers.
See it here at gotolouisville.com