The Harry Frazier Family Elephant Encounter is home to two of the Louisville Zoo’s most beloved animal ambassadors: African elephant Mikki and Asian elephant Punch!
Mikki is an African elephant that arrived at the Louisville Zoo on July 28, 1987 when she was about 2 years old. She spends her time foraging in the exhibit and especially enjoys pulling the bark and leaves off of trees. Guests have even witnessed her bracing her front legs on top of Punch to grab the highest tree limbs! She also spends time digging in the clay pile in her habitat.
Punch arrived at the Louisville Zoo in 1973 when she was about 3 years old. Punch, though considered a geriatric elephant, is still very active and enjoys playing with her boomer ball. She will often choose to kick it with her back leg and will even chase it into the elephant pool during hot summer months.
FOLLOW MIKKI AND FITZ
Fitz was born August 2, 2019. He’s now 5 months old.
The elephant herd is on exhibit at varying times while they continue to bond. The usual time for calf viewing is 1 :30 to 3:30 p.m. daily, rain or shine. On very inclement days, guests will be invited in small groups into the elephant barn. As always, viewing times are subject to change due to the cooperation of weather, animals and zoo maintenance.
Meet Fitz the elephant calf! See the latest info on the elephant herd including a updates, conservation information, frequently asked questions and more.