Business Owners Need a Vacation too: Travel the World by Visiting the Louisville Zoo
North America: You could travel North America from the Alaskan Scenic Byways where you can have journeys of the Alaska Native Heritage Centre, Independence Mine and Matanuska Glacier or engage in other activities from guided alpine and glacier hikes, river rafting and flight seeing tours to visiting the magnificent La Pinsonniere in La Malbaie, Quebec Canada where it is perched above the majestic St. Lawrence River in the picturesque village of Cap-a-L’Aigle. OR, you could travel only a few miles and visit the very rare white alligator and the Black-footed Ferrets and learn about their habitats.
South America: You could travel South America and visit Rio de Janeiro where you could travel by many types of transportation along miles of beautiful beaches and the Annual Carnival. OR, you can travel only a few miles and visit the maned wolves and the Brazilian ocelot.
Europe: You could travel Europe and visit Madrid, Spain where there are many museums to learn about ancient artifacts, then take castle tours or see magnificent bull fights. OR, you could drive only a few miles and learn about the reindeer and the barn owl.
Africa: You could travel Africa and visit Masai Mara National Reserve – Kenya’s premier wildlife park, a park established to protect wildlife from hunters. OR, you can,drive a few miles and visit many of the same animals, such as the two-year-old “Scotty,” as seen on the cover, or visit many gorillas.
Asia: You could travel to Asia and visit a vast amount of locations such as Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan and many others. OR, you can drive a few miles and visit the amazingly beautiful Amur Tiger.
Australia: You could travel Australia and visit the Outback. OR, you could stay local and visit the Wallabies, Wallaroos and the Lorikeets.
After being exhausted traveling the world, don’t forget to take your kids for their final destination of the Calistoga Splash Park at Glacier Run.
In its 38-year history, the Louisville Zoo (Zoo) has dedicated itself to the pursuits of education, conservation, scientific study and recreation. The Zoo’s commitment to working with endangered species, specifically with Species Survival Plan (SSP) programs, speaks of its dedication to conservation efforts. It is also one of six institutions in the world to house a captive breeding population of Black-footed Ferrets, North America’s most endangered mammal.
To keep in step with its unprecedented growth, the Louisville Zoo has embarked on a Master Development Plan which highlights proposals for future expansion and renovation. This ongoing development will enable the Zoo to continue to provide quality visitor services, while maintaining the best possible environment for its animal collection. Glacier Run is truly a unique experience where one can visit the animals, talk to the keepers about conservation and become temporarily immersed in life on the tundra. The exhibit will recreate the natural habitat for some of the Zoo’s most popular residents, including polar bears, seals and sea lions. The addition of sea otters and bird species, like the Steller’s sea eagles and magpies, will add to the feeling of being surrounded by wildlife. The town of Glacier Run will include a schoolhouse, climatology lab and general store. A spacious amphitheatre will make viewing the seal and sea lion enrichment demonstrations more enjoyable.