Ellen Trout Zoo Receives 2014 Best of Lufkin Award Lufkin
Award Program Honors the Achievement LUFKIN
November 25, 2014 -- Ellen Trout Zoo has been selected for
the 2014 Best of Lufkin Award in the Animal & Reptile Exhibit
category by the Lufkin Award Program. Each year, the Lufkin Award
Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved
exceptional marketing success in their local community and
business category. These are local companies that enhance the
positive image of small business through service to their
customers and our community. These exceptional companies help
make the Lufkin area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to
choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Lufkin Award
Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined
based on the information gathered both internally by the Lufkin
Award Program and data provided by third parties. About Lufkin
Award Program The Lufkin Award Program is an annual awards
program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local
businesses throughout the Lufkin area. Recognition is given to
those companies that have shown the ability to use their best
practices and implemented programs to generate competitive
advantages and long-term value. The Lufkin Award Program was
established to recognize the best of local businesses in our
community. Our organization works exclusively with local business
owners, trade groups, professional associations and other
business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to
recognize the small business community's contributions to the
Jaguars on Exhibit together for the first time.
New Member of the Ellen Trout Zoo arrives - Paddy the
the female White Rhinoceros arrived at the Ellen Trout Zoo
Tuesday morning, September 23rd, after a trip from Lion Country
Safari in Loxahatchee, Florida.
This move was a recommendation of the
Species Survival Plan of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
(AZA) and follows the move of Stormy from the Ellen Trout Zoo to
the North Carolina Zoo last June.
Paddy weighs 4300 pounds and is 19 years
old. She was born at Lion Country Safari and will be paired with
Bwana the 20 year old male currently at the Ellen Trout Zoo. The
current SSP population is 195 (82 males and 113 females) at 51
Once again, this was quite a process and
involved several entities. We have to thank Steve Poskey, Street
Superintendent, Ramon Johnson, Water and Sewer Superintendent,
Trey Henderson, Angelina Hardwood Sales, Burt Hairgrove, George
H. Henderson, Jr. Exposition Center Director, Friends of the
Ellen Trout Zoo and Zoo Staffers for enabling the transfer of
Paddy from the truck to the exhibit.
Paddy will be getting used to her new
surroundings for a while before she is allowed to go on exhibit.
The Ellen Trout Zoo is accredited by the
Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is the Wildest Place in
Town and YOUR Place to Connect to the Natural World!