Louisville Zoo http://wfpl.org en There's a New Arrival at the Louisville Zoo: Beer http://wfpl.org/post/theres-new-arrival-louisville-zoo-beer <p>This weekend, the Louisville Zoo will have a new beverage option at some of its concession areas.</p><p>One for parents.</p><p>The zoo will begin selling beer &nbsp;Saturday at its African Outpost, Walkabout Café and the Ville Grille venues.</p><p>Spokeswoman Kyle Shepherd says the addition of year-round beer sales will help boost revenues, and officials are confident it won’t disrupt the zoo’s family atmosphere. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 9400 at http://wfpl.org There's a New Arrival at the Louisville Zoo: Beer Louisville Zoo Again Offering Train Rides http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-zoo-again-offering-train-rides <p>Four years after a derailment that left nearly two-dozen people injured, the Louisville Zoo is again offering train rides.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Director John </span>Walczak<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">says the zoo has spent $800,000 for two new trains and nearly $300,000&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">dollars on track maintenance.</span></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:53:58 +0000 Rick Howlett 6016 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Zoo Again Offering Train Rides Louisville Zoo Works to Educate Visitors About Climate Change http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-zoo-works-educate-visitors-about-climate-change <p>American zoos and aquariums are trying to decide how—and whether—to address weighty scientific topics like climate change in their exhibits. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/27/science/earth/zoos-and-aquariums-struggle-with-ways-to-discuss-climate-change.html?_r=1&amp;smid=tw-nytenvironment&amp;seid=auto" target="_blank">A recent New York Times article </a>says some are afraid of alienating their visitors, and they avoid the issue.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 1581 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Zoo Works to Educate Visitors About Climate Change