Crowds pack the zoo for Earth Day in beautiful weather - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Crowds pack the zoo for Earth Day in beautiful weather

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Zoo threw a party for the planet to celebrate Earth Day Sunday. Crowds packed the zoo all day to enjoy the beautiful weather. Traffic in the area near Poplar Level Road and I-264, was backed up for hours.

Zoo employees say their mission is to better the relationship between the people and the planet, especially getting kids involved in preserving nature.

For the second year in a row, they held a trash-formation contest, where kids created art using recycled material.

One student used an old cassette tape as a lions mane.

Another group saved breakfast items from their classroom, like water bottles, caps, and milk cartons to create this flower piece.

The project, teaching kids the importance of recycling and taking care of their planet and *city, at an early age.

"But if you drill way down and look at the entire planet, you're gonna come back to the city of Louisville," Polar Bear International representative Robert Buchanon said "Louisville really understands the importance of clean air, clean water and clean soil."

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