|August 24, 2010 - Come out and see trucks
as tall as giraffes, as fast as cheetahs, and as strong
as elephants during Touch A Truck at Knoxville
Zoo on Saturday, August 28, from 10:00 a.m. until
Visitors can get up close to some impressively big
machinery and have the chance to meet the zoo's
very own construction character Jack Hammer,
who will be on hand to greet visitors and will be
available for photos during the event.
Impressively big trucks will be on display
throughout the zoo, including a fire engine from
the Knoxville Fire Department, Emergency
Response vehicles from Knoxville Police Department, Rural Metro and The American Red Cross, a military
vehicle from the Tennessee National Guard, and heavy equipment made to move mountains of dirt from
Landmark International Trucks and Stowers Machinery.
Personnel from the Knoxville Fire Department, Knoxville Police Department, Rural Metro, Tennessee National
Guard and The American Red Cross will also be on site for the event to answer questions and give visitors a
close-up look at their trucks.
Special thanks to the Knoxville Fire Department, Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee National Guard, Rural
Metro, The American Red Cross, Landmark International Trucks and Stowers Machinery.
Touch A Truck is included with general zoo admission. For more information, please visit the zoo's web site at
www.knoxville-zoo.org or call the zoo at (865) 637-5331
Knoxville Zoo is Knoxville’s largest year-round attraction. Located off exit 392A from Interstate 40, the zoo
is open every day except Christmas Day. Knoxville Zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos
and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics,
conservation, and education. Currently, the zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Admission and
ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. Next-day admission is free after 3 p.m. For more
information, please call 865-637-5331 ext. 300 or visit www.knoxville-zoo.org.