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Dedication Opportunities

Tree of Life

Tree of Life donation form

This piece of local art, created by Louisville Stoneware, has grown over the last twenty years as people have added to the hand-made, ceramic plaques in commemoration of special events and loved ones who share(d) a passion for wildlife and conservation. You can personalize a one-of-a-kind leaf for the Tree, which is displayed prominently in the Islands’ Dayroom, as a tribute to an important person or pet or to honor a significant occasion.

Your tax-deductible gift directly supports animal care and enrichment activities, fulfilling the greatest needs of your Zoo. Please see the order form for more information or contact

Louisville Zoo BenchTime-honored Benches

With a gift of $2,500 for an existing bench or $5,000 for a new bench, Zoo staff will help you to choose a commemorative bench on the 134-acre Zoo grounds. Benches are strategically placed throughout the Zoo to attract tired visitors by offering them a shady place to rest. A personalized brass plaque will be installed on your bench and remain on Zoo grounds for a minimum of five years. The inscription can contain up to 20 characters and three lines.

In the unlikely event that your bench becomes damaged beyond repair within the first five years, the Zoo will be responsible for its replacement and the replacement of the plaque. Should the bench need replacing after the initial five years, you will have the opportunity to renew your gift for a new bench and plaque.

During times of expansion or construction, your bench may need to be relocated. We will make every effort to place your bench in proximity to its existing location; however final placement decisions rest with the Zoo.

For more information or to order a bench, please contact us at (502) 238-5386.

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