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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Catch a KAT to Knoxville Zoo
Kids Cove Events
Knoxville Zoo
Exit 392 from Interstate 40
Phone: 865-637-5331 ext. 300
Email: knoxzoo@knoxville-zoo.org
April 7, 2005 - For one day only, Knoxville Zoo is adding a new species of KAT to the zoo. And, this KAT gives rides.

On Saturday, April 16, Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will partner with Knoxville Zoo to offer free and fuel-efficient transportation between the Radisson Hotel and Knoxville Zoo. Beginning at 10 a.m., visitors to downtown or the Dogwood Arts Festival can catch a shuttle to, and from the zoo every 20 minutes until 6 p.m. Zoo admission ends at 5 p.m. and the zoo closes at 6 p.m.

Zoo visitors are encouraged to discover a new zoo place to play when they arrive. Kids Cove recently opened and features a playground, walk-through aviary, barnyard, water play area and carousel. April 16 is also Cultural Heritage Day in Kids Cove. This special event features bluegrass music, Native American Dancers and storytelling. Visit www.kidscove.org for more information on performers and events appearing throughout the "Month of Fun at Kids Cove" presented by BellSouth Real Yellow Pages.

The zoo is proud to be working with KAT to offer environmental-friendly transportation services to the zoo. Part of the zoo's mission is to develop positive attitudes and actions about nature and conservation as a local and global issue. KAT is currently implementing a Clean Fuels Program, focusing on alternative fuels and clean air. The Clean Fuels program incorporates service that provides reduced mobile source emissions as well as a significant reduction in noise pollution for the citizens and visitors of Knoxville.

Knoxville Zoo is located off exit 392 from Interstate 40 and is open every day except Christmas Day.

The zoo is nationally accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education.

Currently, the zoo is open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on weekends from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission and ticket sales stop one hour before the zoo closes.

For more information, please call 865.637.5331 ext. 300.
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