Louisville Zoo Temporarily Closing Some Areas to Protect Zoo Birds from Wild Avian Flu (Media Release)

With recently confirmed cases of avian flu discovered in a Fayette County backyard poultry flock, the Louisville Zoo is taking precautionary measures to keep its bird ambassadors safe and healthy. Starting today, the Zoo has temporarily closed its public walk-through aviaries and is moving some birds to protected areas out of an abundance of caution. None of the Zoo’s birds are currently showing clinical signs of the disease.  Find Out More

East African Crowned Crane Chick with keeper

New Chick on the Block

The Zoo bird department had its first gray-crowned crane chick (also known as the East African crowned crane) hatch in the Zoo’s 52-year history working with the species! When the crane egg was laid, it was moved into the Zoo’s … Find Out More

Meerkat reading passage

Meerkats are a small animal found in dry areas of southern Africa. They are omnivores, so they eat insects, spiders, snails, eggs, plant roots and more! They will spend much of their day digging in the sand looking for their … Find Out More