Trunkline Magazine (Louisville Zoo) Trunkline Magazine: March 2017 - Page 3

GREETINGS Hi! I’m John Walczak, Director of your Louisville Zoo. Warm weather is just around the corner and we’re gearing up for another season full of adventure. I’ll be your guide through this issue of Trunkline magazine, providing insights on what’s happening at your Zoo this Spring while sharing fun facts about our animal ambassadors and conservation. Just look for the “Inside Your Zoo” box to read this great information I have to share with you. In this issue, you’ll read about: 12 4 16 party for the planet A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth Powered by Kindi Turns One She’s our amazing infant western lowland gorilla. Kindi is turning one year old in March! Read about her journey and see pictures of what she’s been up to all year. We’re headed into a pivotal year for environmental awareness. There are now 7.3 billion of us sharing the planet with our evermore rare fellow species. Join us as we celebrate Earth Month at the Zoo and learn what you can do to live in better balance with our planet. Choose your planetary legacy everyday! BIRD SHOWS, Pony rides & butterflies This spring is going to be full of surprises. Learn about the engaging new experiences we have in store. Zoo Address Zoo Hours — Open Daily Admission 1100 Trevilian Way Louisville, KY 40213 Sept. 26 to March 17, 2017 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.) March 18 to Sept. 24, 2017 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.) Check our website for summer hours, early closings & special notices. Visit the website for seasonal pricing and ticket packages. Telephone Administrative Offi ces: (502) 459-2181 FAX: (502) 459-2196 Education: (502) 238-5358 Membership Offi ce: (502) 459-2287 Children under 3 receive free regular admission. Groups (15 or more), please call (502) 238-5348 at least 72 hours in advance or purchase online at Printed by Publishers Printing Company, Shepherdsville, KY. Visit Us Online Follow us on social media    Editorial: Heather Dishon, Maureen Horrigan Photographers: Kara Bassaburger, Heather Jacob Zimmer (at Zymage) and Robert Kemnitz Dishon, Jill Katka, Robert Kemnitz, Kyle Shepherd, Shaun Ring Photography, Weasie Gaines Photography, Michael Maes, Contributing Writers: Heather Dishon, Designer: Robert Kemnitz Kelly Grether, Kathleen Johnson, Matt Lahm Karen Maynard, Amy Seadler, Diane Taylor Trunkline is published four times a year by the Louisville Zoological Garden, John T. Walczak, Director. The Louisville Zoo, a nonprofi t organization and the 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 scientifi c research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Louisville Zoo Trunkline • Spring 2017 • 3