July 23, 2013

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd

(Media Cell for press inquiries only: 502-744-5639)




Sign-up for the Zoo’s Wild Walk
to Support Endangered Species

Individuals are registering and teams are forming for the Louisville Zoo’s 2nd annual Wild Walk on September 7, 2013.  This after-hours adventure will take participants on an untimed walk through the Zoo’s lush pathways and include special up-close encounters with the Zoo’s animal ambassadors, animal demonstrations, zookeeper interactions and free rides.  The walk will conclude with door prizes, special treats and a movie, The Croods, at 9 p.m.

The Wild Walk’s goal is to help save species one step at a time. Each dollar raised will go directly towards the care, food and enrichment of the animals at the Zoo. The annual food budget alone for the Zoo’s animals is over $400,000.

Participants can register online at louisvillezoo.org. Options to become an individual participant, a team or a donor are available.

To participate in the Wild Walk, each individual must raise a minimum of $50 (ages 2 and under are free).  The prizes are accumulative, so the more money you raise, the more prizes you win.

The Top Individual fundraiser will receive the unique opportunity to attend a health procedure at the Zoo’s Animal Care Center with the Zoo’s veterinarian. The Top Family/Team fundraiser will get a behind-the-scenes tour and lunch with a zookeeper.

Participants will receive a personalized fundraising web page to use for sending out invitations, asking for pledges and tracking their progress.



The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and 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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