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Welcome to the Louisville Zoo Press Room. On a deadline and need info about our animals or facilities? How about a photo?  Just want to know why bats hang upside down?  I can find out for you. You will find all the various means of communication below.

Thanks for your interest in our animal ambassadors and in our Zoo as we try to better the bond between people and our planet!

For more information, contact:

Kyle Shepherd, Media Relations Manager

Office:   (502) 238-5331
Media Cell:
(Press Inquiries only)
  (502) 744-5639
Fax:   (502) 459-2196


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The Zoo Gift That Keeps On Giving
(posted 12/11/14)

Arctic Explorer Visits Zoo to Train for Mt. McKinley Climb
(posted 12/1/14)

Registration for Zoo Holiday Camps Underway
(posted 11/25/14)

Louisville Zoo Partners With Kroger and Dare to Care For Food Drive and Half Price Admission
(posted 11/6/14)

Santa’s Safari Now on Sale
(posted 11/5/14)

Zoo animals celebrate Halloween with pumpkins
(posted 10/30/14)

Sazerac Company & Goldring Family Foundation Give $500,000 gift to Louisville Zoo Campaign
(posted 10/29/14)

Meet “Jahari” - Zoo Guests Name Hippo
(posted 10/28/14)

Giant Louisville Zoo Snake Gives Virgin Birth in First Documented Case in this Species
(posted 10/23/14)

Louisville Zoo Costume Contest for “World’s Largest Halloween Party!”
(posted 10/21/14)

Zoo Guests Invited to Vote on Baby Hippo Names
(posted 10/17/14)

Louisville Zoo Says Sad Goodbye To Southern White Rhino Lulu
(posted 10/16/14)

The Sweetest Halloween Party in Town is at the Louisville Zoo
(posted 9/29/14)

Baby Hippo born at Louisville Zoo
(posted 9/8/14)

Louisville Zoo Celebrates National Zookeeper Week July 20-26
(posted 7/16/14)

Louisville Zoo Celebrates 1000th Black-footed kit
(posted 7/1/14)

Louisville Zoo Announces New Communications Manager
(posted 7/1/14)

Ford Motor Company Presents June at the Zoo
(posted 6/5/14)

Louisville Zoo Ranks 12 in USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Awards
(posted 5/22/14)

Earth Day Festival
(posted 4/4/14)

Louisville Zoo Launches Season
(posted 3/14/14)

Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth
(posted 3/7/14)

Zoo’s Adopt-a-Garden program seeks experienced gardeners
(posted 3/6/14)

Louisville Zoo Announces Staff Changes
(posted 2/19/14)

Zoo offers Unique Way to Say “Be Mine”
(posted 2/4/14)

Cash in on Zoo Savings!
(posted 1/29/14)

Zoo To Hold Job Fair
(posted 1/15/14)

Polar Bear Cub Qannik turns 3!
(posted 1/8/14)

Louisville Zoo partners with Service Systems Associates to Boost Guest Experiences
(posted 1/6/14)

The Gifts That Keep On Giving - Zoo Memberships or Animal Adoptions
(posted 11/26/13)

New Maned Wolf and Four New Meerkats make Louisville Zoo debut
(posted 11/22/13)

Santa goes on Safari at Louisville Zoo  & Zoo Holiday Camp Registration
(posted 11/22/13)

Mayor Fischer, JCPS Superintendent and Other Leaders Participate in School At The Zoo with Student Buddies
(posted 11/13/13)

Louisville Zoo Partners With Kroger and Dare to Care For Food Drive and $5 Discount
(posted 11/11/13)

New Animals Debut at Louisville Zoo
(posted 9/20/13)

Sign-up for the Zoo’s Wild Walk to Support Endangered Species
(posted 7/23/13)

Zoo and Louisville Water Company Team Up to Explore Water
(posted 7/25/13)

WAKY Great American Date Night at Zoo
(posted 7/11/13)

Louisville Zoo Celebrates Significant Hatching
(posted 7/11/13)

Introducing  “Ziva”
(posted 6/26/13)

Zoo Guests Invited to Vote on Baby Zebra Names
(posted 6/10/13)

Mother's receive Free Zoo Admission on Mother's Day
(posted 4/30/13)

(posted 4/30/13)

Party for the Planet: A Month-long Celebration of the Earth
(posted 3/14/13)

Zoo Celebrates International Polar Bear Day with Top Scientist’s Free Public Lecture at Bellarmine
(posted 2/15/13)

Ice Age 4-D opens at Louisville Zoo
(posted 2/11/13)

Zoo offers Unique Way to Say “Be Mine”
(posted 2/4/13)

Zebra Foal born at Louisville Zoo
(posted 1/25/13)

Zoo Celebrates Gorilla Helen’s 55th Birthday
(posted 1/17/13)

Zoo Enrichment Gift Tree
(posted 12/4/12)

The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience Makes Stop at Louisville Zoo
(posted 11/14/12)

Louisville Zoo’s Orangutan Awareness Weekend November 10-11
(posted 11/07/12)

Louisville Zoo Partners with Dare to Care with food drive and $5 discount
(posted 10/23/12)

Introducing 'Silvester'
(posted 10/17/12)

Zoo Guests to Vote on Giraffe
(posted 9/25/12)

Louisville Zoo Recognized for Top Honors in Exhibit Design
(posted 9/14/12)

Giraffe Naming Contest and Bongo Naming Contest Winner
(posted 8/30/12)

Zoo Announces First Save Our Species Pledge Walk (S.O.S)
(posted 8/29/12)

Cash in on Zoo Savings!
(posted 8/22/12)

Zoo Guests to Vote on Bongo Names
(posted 7/20/12)

Oil Spill at Louisville Zoo Contained
(posted 7/20/12)

Floyd Memorial Birth Center presents Bongo Calves Naming Contest
(posted 7/19/12)

Zoo Docent Training
(posted 7/12/12)

Great American Date Nights At The Zoo With WAKY
(posted 7/3/12)

Zoo Achieves Record Attendance
(posted 5/29/12)

Earth Day Festival
(posted 4/12/12)

Kindergartners First To See New Movies at Grand Opening of the 4-D Theater presented by Ford Motor Company
(posted 3/28/12)

New 4-D Attraction Set for Spring
(posted 3/19/12)

Tundra to help unveil the Zoo’s arctic-wrapped “100 Cars for Good” Toyota Highlander
(posted 3/13/12)

Tundra to help unveil the Zoo’s arctic-wrapped “100 Cars for Good” Toyota Highlander
(posted 2/20/12)

Zoo’s Adopt-a-Garden program seeks experienced gardeners
(posted 2/8/12)

Sea Lion “Bart” to Vote For Super Bowl Coin Toss in Papa John’s Free Pizza Coin Toss
(posted 2/2/12)

Zoo Offers Unique Way to Say “Be Mine”
(posted 1/31/12)

Louisville Zoo receives $40,000 UPS grant
(posted 1/24/12)