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    If you think one tiny day is enough to celebrate this planet we reside on, think again. The Louisville Zoo has teemed up with LG&E for a month-long celebration of the Earth in April. The Louisville Zoo’s “Party for the Planet” will feature an entire month of special enviro-inspired demonstrations and will culminate in $2 admission for all guests on April 23rd. Don’t miss weekday keeper presentations and animal encounters as well as weekends filled with scavenger hunts, “celebrities”, and special activities. A list detailing the month-long extravaganza follows:

    • Saturday, April 2-- Amphibian Awareness Day featuring “Frog and Toad”: Meet and greet everyone’s favorite amphibians and learn about their endangered habitats from 11;3:00 p.m.

    • Saturdays, April 2, 9, 16--Zoo Poopy Doo Compost and Mulch Sale: From 7:30-11:00 a.m. you can purchase quality hardwood bark mulch and zoo poo, a rich compost mixture comprised of hoof stock manure, hay, and wood shavings. YUM... Anybody have a truck I can borrow?

    • Every Sunday in April--Bring in a used cell phone and receive $2 off admission. Each Sunday will spotlight a different theme: sharks, native flora and fauna, and Metazoo.

    • Saturday, April 9--Primate Awareness Day featuring Curious George: Meet and greet the curious one while learning about primates through keeper presentations and enrichment activities (11-3:00).

    • Saturday, April 16--Crocodilian Awareness Day featuring Lyle Lyle Crocodile: From 11-3 zookeepers will provide insight into the behaviors of these predators and visit with Lyle.

    For more information on these and other events, visit

    The Louisville Zoo’s website


    Photo courtesy The Louisville Zoo.

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