At the Zoo, some of our most outstanding animal care happens behind the scenes with the Animal Health Care staff. Geriatric gorilla Demba was diagnosed with endocarditis in 2013 with the help of outside local health specialists like Dr. Joe … Find Out More
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
Kindi and Kweli have a snack and explore Gorilla Forest outdoor habitat. Watch the video below!
Meet Kianga — a new 1-year-old female Masai giraffe joins us from the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens in California. Kianga was born November 9, 2016 in Los Angeles and her name means “sunshine” in Swahili. Find Out More
Kindi and Kweli enjoy some food enrichment. Watch the video below!
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
Last year, the Louisville Zoo was proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Center. Now, you can ﬁnally see North America’s most endangered mammal back on exhibit. Black-footed ferret Rigatoni is ready to make your acquaintance … Find Out More
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
Warthog twins Digger and Riggs are ready to charm you in the Africa area. These two young males are not quite a year old and come from the Erie Zoo where they were hand-reared. Both are very engaging and especially … Find Out More
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