April 7, 2005 - For one day only, Knoxville
Zoo is adding a new species of KAT to the zoo. And, this KAT gives
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.