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The Louisville Zoo supports more than 83% of our operational budget through self-generated income, which includes contributions from Zoo-goers like you —so thank you! There are a number of ways you can help support your Zoo’s conservation education efforts and other ongoing needs. For example, we invite you to give the gift of…

…Animal food and enrichment by supporting the Annual Fund. As you can imagine, feeding and caring for animals such as Rita, Otis, and Qannik—our growing bear cubs—and the other 1,500 animals at your Zoo can be quite expensive. This year’s Annual Fund goal of $190,000 helps support these costs. Please consider making a gift at any level to help us reach our goal.

…Remembrance or recognition with a Memorial or Tribute contribution. Want to pay tribute to a special person in your life or pay your respects in a meaningful way? Memorial and tribute opportunities include name placement on benches in the beautiful Etscorn Garden; and ceramic leaves, butterflies or birds on the Tree of Life display in the Islands area.

…In-kind goods or services to fulfill our Wish List needs. We are continually in need of goods and services to support the animal enrichment and care our Zoo keepers provide each and every day. Please check out the latest and greatest Zoo Wish List in this issue of Trunkline to learn more about how you can help.

…Continued support for generations to come by considering a Planned Gift. We are deeply grateful to those of you who have included the Louisville Zoo as part of your charitable estate plans. Bequests, charitable remainder trusts and other planned giving opportunities will establish a legacy of support for the issues that matter most to you and allow you to have a lasting impact on your Zoo.

In addition, please visit the following links for more information about other fundraising
and gift ideas:

If you would like to learn more about the various ways to support your Zoo, please email Development Team or call (502) 238-5615 if you have questions or would like additional information. 

Audited Financials

Click here to view the Louisville Zoo's 2012 Foundation Audited Financials.


Thank you for your continued support to make your Zoo the best it can be!

Disclaimer: This information does not constitute legal or tax advice. Please seek the services of a professional for assistance in specific cases.

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