LOUISVILLE ZOO MEDIA RELEASE
July 23, 2013
CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
(Media Cell for press inquiries only: 502-744-5639)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
$50 to $149 Wild Walk registration and commemorative t-shirt, carousel rides, post walk activities, door prizes, movie and more
$150 to $249 Prizes above plus A.D.O.P.T.S. package (animal adoption)
$250 to $399 Prizes above plus a 12Oz. eco-friendly bamboo commemorative sports bottle
$400 to $599 Prizes above plus a 100% jute commemorative tote and a Qdoba gift card
$600 to $999 Prizes above plus a rare opportunity to meet keepers and feed the pygmy hippo
$1,000+ Prizes above plus a rare painting by one of our animal artists
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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