I’m John Walczak, Director of your Louisville Zoo.
Here at the Zoo, we enjoyed a wonderful summer and are gearing up
for a fantastic fall. I’ll be your guide through this issue of Trunkline maga-
zine, providing behind-the-scenes insights, fun facts about your Zoo, and
information about our critical conservation 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:
and Building Families
Animals may move to and from
the Zoo but it’s not as simple as it
sounds! Learn about the ins and
outs of Species Survival Plans and
why animals may get moved.
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213
Administrative Offices: (502) 459-2181
FAX: (502) 459-2196
Education: (502) 238-5358
Membership Office: (502) 459-2287
Looking forward to Halloween?
Read about all the fun experiences
we have in store for you and start
making your plans to attend this
kooky, not spooky event.
Designer: Robert Kemnitz, Heather Dishon
Meet the new animal ambassadors
at the Zoo — including some
dexterous, industrious new insect
friends who will be taking over our
Butterflies n’ Blooms exhibit.
Zoo Hours — Open Daily Admission
Now through 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.) Visit the website for seasonal pricing and
Children under 3 receive free regular admission.
Early close on Halloween Party nights.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Stay until 4 p.m.)
Check website for early closings & special notices.
Groups (15 or more), please call (502) 238-5348
at least 72 hours in advance or purchase online
Visit Us Online
Printed by Publishers
Editorial: Heather Dishon, Maureen Horrigan
and Robert Kemnitz
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Photographers: Kara Bussabarger, Heather
Dishon, Robert Kemnitz, Kyle Shepherd,
Weasie Gaines Photography, Jill Katka
Contributing Writers: Kim Allgeier, Heather
Dishon, Kelly Grether, Kathleen Johnson, Matt
Lahm, Dawn Nelms, Amy Seadler, Diane Taylor
Trunkline is published four times a year by the Louisville Zoological Garden, John T. Walczak, Director.
The Louisville Zoo, a nonprofit 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 scientific 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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