November 26, 2013

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd

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



The Gifts That Keep On Giving -

Zoo Memberships or Animal Adoptions

The gift that keeps on giving memorable experiences through the entire year is a Zoo membership. Right now guests can gift a Louisville Zoo membership by December 31 and save $5 on a full year of excitement and adventure that includes unlimited free admission to the Zoo and the Papa John’s Splash Park (seasonal) and free parking during regular Zoo hours. A small plush zebra is also included.

Gift memberships can be purchased online at LouisvilleZoo.org. To receive the $5 discount offer use the promo code “zoogift13”. Guests can also call the Membership office at 502-459-CATS (2287) or stop by the Membership office located in the Administration building. The Membership office is open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day). Order by December 19 to ensure holiday delivery.

Zoo memberships help the Louisville Zoo preserve and care for threatened and endangered species as well as support critical conservation education programs. For more information, visit our website at louisvillezoo.org or call 502-459-CATS (2287).

Animals Depend on People to Survive  - A.D.O.P.T.S. 

Another option that keeps on giving is our animal adoption program called A.D.O.P.T.S.  From sea lions to elephants, all of the animals at the Louisville Zoo need care and feeding. The Louisville Zoo food budget is over $400,000 and as nutrition is a top priority this includes the highest grades of meat and the freshest of produce, along with hundreds of pounds of fish and other seafood.  Funds from the A.D.O.P.T.S. program go toward feeding and caring for all of the 1500 species at the Zoo.

The $30 Holiday A.D.O.P.T.S package includes an adoption certificate, with your name or your recipient’s name on the Zoo’s website and a photo information card about your selected animal.  The $45 Holiday A.D.O.P.T.S package includes the above along with a photo button of your selected animal. The $75 Holiday A.D.O.P.T.S package includes both of the above and a small plush of your selected animal.

Orders can be made by calling 238-5389 or online at louisvillezoo.org/adopts/winter.htm. Orders made by December 19 will receive their A.D.O.P.T.S. package in time for the holiday.


About Louisville Zoo

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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