Louisville Zoo Reveals Name of Addax Born in May (Media Release)

The Louisville Zoo has announced the name of their newest addition, the female addax that was born at the Zoo on Friday, May 8, during the COVID-19 pandemic closure. Louisville Zoo officials chose the name, Jira (JEE-RA), which translates to “anticipation” in Hausa. Hausa is the most widely spoken language in Niger, which is the only region where the addax remain today. Find Out More

A Seal of a Different Color

Joining the California sea lions and harbor seal in Glacier Run is Rona, a gray seal. Rona is a 3-year-old female born at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Rona is steadily getting used to her new surroundings—the Louisville Zoo is a … Find Out More