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Star Polar Bear Qannik Finally Gets Her “Bo!” (Media Release)

After years of discussions with various agencies and organizations, the Louisville Zoo is excited to announce that ever-popular and wild-born, rescued polar bear Qannik can finally join the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) cooperative breeding program thanks to crucial assistance delivered by Senator Rand Paul and his team. Her breeding mate will be Borealis (“Bo”). Find Out More

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Louisville Zoo Nominated in USA TODAY’s “10Best Readers’ Choice” List for Best U.S. Zoo and Exhibit (Media Release)

The Louisville Zoo is proud to have been nominated for two awards as part of USA Today’s “10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.” The Zoo is nominated as Best Zoo in the United States and the Glacier Run exhibit as the best zoo exhibit in the United States. Voting has begun and continues through Monday, March 4 at 11:59 a.m. EST. The rules allow the public to vote online for one nominee per category, per day. Guests can vote at https://10best.usatoday.com/awards/travel/. Find Out More

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Qannik Turns 13! (MEDIA RELEASE)

The Louisville Zoo’s iconic wild-born rescued polar bear Qannik enters her “teens” this month. The Zoo will honor her landmark 13th birthday on January 20 at 11:15 a.m. with enrichment that will be themed for another icon – Taylor Swift! Find Out More

Louisville Rose Awards Nomination

The Louisville Zoo is happy to announce that one of our very own was nominated for the Louisville Rose Awards! Lynn Farrow is one of 64 outstanding finalists who represent the best of Louisville hospitality and tourism. Learn more about … Find Out More

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Louisville Zoo Introduces Planet Savers presented by Ford Motor Company (Media Release)

The Louisville Zoo, in partnership with Ford Motor Company, is launching Planet Savers: a program encouraging people of all ages to support and nurture compassion for animals and the environment through action. Individuals, schools, nonprofit organizations, after-school clubs and programs, assisted living facilities, resource groups, home-school families and more are invited to join the initiative. Find Out More