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

Penguin Nesting Season

The first little penguin nesting season arrived at the Louisville Zoo! Two pairs of penguins took part this year: male penguin Boost with female Broccolini, and male Eminem with female Cody. The penguin pairs made their nests in cozy nesting … Find Out More

Louisville Zoo Welcomes Two Warthogs

Meet Digger and Riggs — two new warthogs that are the newest additions to the Louisville Zoo.

These two one-year-old males like to hang out near the edge of the warthog exhibit near guests and are already gaining fans although they’ve only been on exhibit a few days. Digger and Riggs were born at the Erie Zoo in Pennsylvania. Find Out More