July 16, 2014

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
Louisville Zoo

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




Louisville Zoo Celebrates National Zookeeper Week July 20-26

 The Louisville Zoo will celebrate National Zookeeper Week July 20-26 and will culminate with Zookeeper Day on July 26. Each day will feature an animal with special enrichment activities and keeper talks in that animal area. Zoo docents will also be on hand providing interpretation and answering questions each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

On Saturday, July 26, guests can enjoy multiple animal activities through the day with five interactive stations teaching guests about different types of animal enrichment. Stations include: scents, foraging, training, puzzle feeders and a take home enrichment for our pets station.  There will also be a “So you want to be a zookeeper” talk at 11 a.m. in the Glacier Run classroom. 

Featured animals are: 

Sunday, July 20

Orangutans @ 10:15 a.m.

Archerfish @ 11 a.m.

Monday, July 21

Grizzly Bears @ 11:15 a.m.

Tuesday, July 22

Penguins @ 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 23

Elephants @ 11 a.m.

Thursday, July 24

Jaguar @ 11 a.m.

Friday, July 25

Pygmy Hippo @ 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 26

Giraffe @ 11 a.m.

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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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