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Louisville Zoo Animal ZOOMbassadors Can Be a Special Guest at Your Next Video Conference

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
Direct: 502-238-5331  |  Media Only: 502-744-5639

The Louisville Zoo has a fun new way to liven up stay-at-home video conferences. Up to ten ZOOMbassadors will be available to be special guest stars in your next video meeting. Whether you’d like polar bear Qannik or 655-pound elephant Fitz popping in virtually to surprise your staff, friends or kids, there’s now an opportunity to make this happen.

“While many people have been working in non-traditional ways lately and have possibly been experiencing fatigue with the work-from-home lifestyle, including the Zoo’s animal ambassadors in your next conference call could help bring a much-needed smile to video participants,” said John Walczak, Director, Louisville Zoo. “We look forward to including our ZOOMbassadors on these calls and fully embracing this virtual world we are all currently living in.”

Qannik and Fitz join Sunni (sloth) and Petey (camel), as ZOOMbassadors for video conferences. Some of the Zoo’s gorillas and giraffes are also available to be virtual special guests, among others.

ZOOMbassadors can be booked in 10-minute increments from 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m, with a special tax-deductible donation of $75. The animals will appear on screen through pre-recorded video.

Those interested can book the ZOOMbassadors at

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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 Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).