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June 2022

Early Close: Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m. for our Annual Fundraiser, Zoofari!

June 11, 2022

The Louisville Zoo will close at 2 p.m. (exit by 3 p.m.) on Saturday, June 11 in order to prepare for our annual Zoofari fundraiser event. For more information on how to participate, please visit LouisvilleZoo.org/zoofari

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Zoofari! One Wild Night 2022

June 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tickets now on sale! Click to purchase online Silent Auction [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9loT-frWEU] “Roaring into the Twenties” during this year’s Zoofari! celebration Feathers, flappers and fun are the focus of this year’s 41st annual premier fundraiser benefitting the Louisville Zoo. Step back into the Prohibition era when you join the Friends of the Louisville Zoo for Zoofari! 2022 on Saturday, June 11 at the Louisville Zoo. Presented by Brown-Forman, this year’s “Roaring into the Twenties” themed event is back in person…

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Kids Dentistree Celebrates King Louie’s Birthday

June 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

We're celebrating rare white alligator King Louie! This guest favorite animal ambassador came to the Louisville Zoo in 2005 and has been reigning over the HerpAquarium since!  Join us online in the afternoon for a special video retrospective of King Louie's time in Louisville. https://youtu.be/3AYBRSfJ-r4 Click here to see the entire Kids Dentistree schedule!

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King Louie Birthday

June 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, June 15: King Louie Birthday Social post with King Louie retrospective (mostly photos and any video we can get - no keepers voice over - just on-screen text) Recap of birthday in general Eblast on Thursday, June 16

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World Crocodile Day

June 17, 2022

Smile, it’s World Crocodile Day! On this special day, we bring awareness to these special reptiles and their struggles in the vanishing wild. The Zoo is home to one very special and very endangered crocodile species: the Cuban crocodile. Louisville Zoo HerpAquarium Curator, Bill McMahan, heads up the Species Survival Program. Join us online to learn more about conservation efforts.

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2022 Ford Father’s Day at the Zoo

June 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Dad by treating him to a FREE Father’s Day at the Zoo. Enjoy FREE Zoo admission for dads on this special day courtesy of Ford Motor Company. Have a fun day outdoors together as you spend family time with the animal families at the Zoo. Visit animal dads like Hartmann’s mountain zebra Gibbs, harbor seal Oscar, Canada lynx Sitka and soon-to-be father Masai giraffe Baridi. Enter the Zoo Fast Fathers can simply let the attendant know at the entry…

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National Pollinator Week

June 20, 2022 - June 26, 2022

Did you know about 1/3 of the world’s food supply comes from flowers that are pollinated? Apples, grapes, and even tomatoes would disappear from stores if we didn’t have bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Pollinators help us everyday! It is time to raise awareness for pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to help them our pollinator pals. Join us at the Zoo to learn about pollinators like monarch butterflies, fruit bats and more! Visit our Butterflies n'…

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World Giraffe Day (Canceled)

June 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Due to recent news, the Zoo will be canceling our World Giraffe Day event. Thank you for your understanding. More information here Saturday, June 25: World Giraffe Day  (Official day June 21) Social media post (pre-event advertising) during week before event Advertisement of event in general Eblast on Thursday, June 23  Celebrate with Keeper talks at Giraffe house at 11 a.m. Giraffe feeding enrichment On-site activation with toothbrush giveaway and zoo volunteers Social media recap post on June 25 with…

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July 2022

Red Cross Blood Drive at the Zoo

July 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Help patients celebrate a summer with loved ones. Make an appointment to give! On July 1, the American Red Cross Bus will be at the Louisville Zoo taking donations. Make an appointment today. Those who give to the Red Cross from June 30 - July 10 will also receive an exclusive Red Cross recycled cotton tote bag, while supplies last! It's an act of kindness you can carry with you. SIGN…

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BELLA THE ORANGUTAN BIRTHDAY

July 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

(Official Birthday July 1)  Tune in online during this week for a special video about orangutan oral care. Watch Bella as she receives special birthday enrichment and treats (weather-permitting) plus enjoy a keeper talk at 10:15 a.m. Be sure to grab a toothbrush from Kid’s Dentistree to make sure you keep your own “treat tasters” healthy!

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