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Animal Ambassadors

In honor of our retiring Director John Walczak, we ask that you consider a gift in support of our Animal Ambassador Program / MetaZoo Renovations. This work will help set the stage for future growth and development of the Zoo and support the continuation of the Zoo’s conservation education initiatives with ambassador animals on-site at the Zoo and within the region. John’s dedication to conservation education has shown through during his 36 years of service and honoring his legacy by continuing to strengthen connections between people and our planet is a perfect tribute.  Thank you for your support of the Zoo in honor of John and all he has helped the Zoo accomplish during his tenure.

In lieu of a cash gift today, if you would like to make a pledge to support this project, please contact Kelly Grether at (502) 238-5615 or


As a special thank you, donors who make a gift of $50 (and over) will receive a limited-edition Protect the Pollinators decal. They are perfect for your car window, favorite water bottle or anywhere you want to show your love of the Louisville Zoo!