Trunkline Magazine (Louisville Zoo) December 2018 - Page 13

Did you know? This year, Glacier Run keeper Stephanie Green joined the ranks of other Louisville Zoo keepers who have visited Churchill, Mani- toba, with Polar Bears International (PBI), one of our important conservation partners. Stephanie met with zoo staff from around the coun- try for Climate Alliance 2018. Together, they learned more about climate change and how it affects the sea ice that polar bears need to survive. You can read more about her visit in an upcoming issue of Trunkline magazine. To follow the amazing work of PBI, visit their web- site You'll see great photos and videos of polar bears and learn about PBI's ground-breaking projects. Award- winning ectotherm Curator Recently our Curator of Herpetology, Bill McMahan, was honored during the 2018 Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference for 25 years of leadership as the Species Survival Plan Coordinator for Cuban Crocodiles. Over the years, Bill has dedicated his life to helping Cuban crocodiles, traveling to their native territories and providing important research for this critically endangered species. Cuban crocodiles are facing extinction in the vanishing wild within our lifetime due to decreasing freshwater habitat and hybridization with the American crocodile. You can visit these rare reptiles in the Islands Pavillion. Congratulations to Bill and thank you from all of us. KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS Give to the Zoo without any cost! The Louisville Zoo is now available as a choice in the Kroger Community Rewards program. Kroger aims to give back to the charities, schools, and other nonprofit organizations that matter to you most by letting you choose to whom you assign your donation. Simply enroll at Choose the Louisville Zoo. Then, each time you swipe your Kroger Plus Card, Kroger will donate money to support the Louisville Zoo. Enrollment is required yearly, so please renew if you haven't already! For more in-depth instructions, please visit our website at Louisville Zoo Trunkline • Winter 2018 • 13