Last Chance to Experience Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo! (Media Release)

The Louisville Zoo invites you to seize the last chance to experience the mesmerizing Wild Lights festival! Running Thursday through Sunday nights, this popular lantern festival concludes this Sunday, June 16. With the weather forecast predicting beautiful conditions for the weekend, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy this outdoor evening event. Find Out More

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Two New Furry Aussies Coming to Louisville (Media Release)

Two new Australians are making their way to Louisville — say “G’day y’all” to Dharuk and Telowie! The two male koalas will be coming from the San Diego Zoo in California. Dharuk and Telowie join the Louisville Zoo family indefinitely as part of an agreement with the Australian government. They will arrive later this June. Find Out More

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Zoofari Gala will be a Wild Night of “Red PANDAmonium” (Media Release)

Louisville Zoo’s premiere gala, Zoofari, coordinated and hosted by Friends of the Louisville Zoo Board, is a little less than one month away. Community leaders and Zoo advocates will come together at the Zoo on Friday, June 7, 2024 for an event as unique and special as the Zoo! This year’s “Red PANDAmonium” themed gala celebrates Sundara the red panda, one of the newest additions to the Louisville Zoo family. Find Out More

Louisville Zoo Announces ‘Wild Lights’ Event Extension and Photo Contest (Media Release)

The Louisville Zoo is excited to announce the extension of Wild Lights, now glowing through June 16, 2024. This extension coincides with May’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the launch of a photo contest in celebration of National Photo Month inviting guests to capture and share their experiences at the magical lantern festival. Find Out More

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The Louisville Zoo Earns Prestigious Accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) (Media Release)

The Louisville Zoo is proud to announce that it has been granted accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), reaffirming its commitment to the highest standards of animal care, conservation and education. The accreditation was awarded during AZA’s Mid-Year Meeting held in Memphis, TN., where the Louisville Zoo was among the 28 facilities to receive this prestigious recognition. Find Out More

Louisville Zoo’s Popular “Happy Hour” Events Return (Media Release)

Get ready to experience the Louisville Zoo like never before. The Zoo’s popular “Hump Day Happy Hour” is returning this spring and summer, offering unique after-hours experiences exclusively for guests aged 21 and over. With special animal encounters, delicious food and a relaxed atmosphere, it’s the perfect way to unwind mid-week Find Out More

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Louisville Zoo Hosts Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of Earth (Media Release)

The Louisville Zoo announces the return of its annual celebration, Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth powered by LG&E and KU Foundation. Throughout April, the Zoo will host a series of weekend activities and discounted admission opportunities to celebrate the wonder of our planet and promote the need to protect it. Find Out More