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Louisville Zoo Cancels May and June Summer Camps and Announces Facebook Live Schedule

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

The Louisville Zoo announced today that it will be canceling all 2020 May and June summer camps to help prevent the spread COVID-19.

Registrants for the canceled summer camps will receive an email from the Zoo about refunds and additional options. Participants may also convert their camp registration into a donation to the Zoo or defer it for 2021 camp programs.

The various camp sessions for children pre-kindergarten through grade 6 were originally scheduled for May through August. For those who have registered for camps July or later, the Zoo will reach out to provide a status update by May 15.

Guests can visit to find ways to stay connected with the Zoo including the Facebook live schedule:

Mondays at 2 p.m. — “Ask the Zoo Director” with Louisville Zoo Director John Walczak

Tuesdays at 2 p.m. — Teaching Tuesday

Wednesdays at 2 p.m. — Creature Feature

Thursdays at 11 a.m. —  Lift Up Lou animal segment streamed on Lift Up Lou Facebook page and on the Zoo’s Facebook page

Fridays at 2 p.m. — Fitz Friday check-in at the elephant exhibit

Recorded activities that families can do together at home will be available on Saturdays and Sundays including “Celebrate the Earth Saturday” activities powered by LG&E and KU Foundation. The Louisville Zoo season is presented by Ford Motor Company and T-Mobile.

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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).