Kindi is as rambunctious as ever as a juvenile gorilla. She enjoys playing and hanging upside down on cargo nets, noshing on veggies and fruits with surrogate mom Kweli and exploring the different areas of Gorilla Forest. Kindi and Kweli … Find Out More
The birth of African elephant Mikki’s calf is important in helping to contribute to a genetically sustainable elephant population in accredited zoos. Learn more about the significance of Mikki’s calf, Zoo conservation efforts and our conservation partners here. Our little … Find Out More
Mikki and calf are still enjoying bonding time behind the scenes in the elephant barn. Punch, our Asian elephant, also continues to be off exhibit to bond with her new herd member. When our calf was last weighed, he was … Find Out More
Following a 22-month gestation, African elephant Mikki successfully gave birth to a male calf Friday, August 2 at 11:24 p.m. The calf was 38.5 inches tall, 30 inches long (body, head to tail) and 78 inches from the tip of … Find Out More
Someone has discovered his big beautiful ears the last few days!
Hope you had a chance to see Churchill Downs Twin Spires and Louisville Waterfront Park’s Big Four® Bridge (with a little white blended in) lit green in honor of Mikki’s calf. Starting tonight LG&E and KU building’s usual green light … Find Out More
The calf has arrived! African elephant Mikki successfully gave birth at 11:24 p.m. last night to a male calf! Mikki and calf are doing fine. Special thanks to the dedicated elephant care team for taking such good care of Mikki … Find Out More
Here’s Mikki’s latest transabdominal (through her belly) ultrasound. We can see her uterus, amniotic fluid, membranes and part of the elephant fetus pops into view. At this point in the pregnancy, the elephant fetus is too large to be captured … Find Out More
Mikki is lactating! Please note, she is not in labor yet. Staff have been able to express milk from her mammary glands in a regular check up. We are getting closer. We wait, but not idly. We continue our 24-hour … Find Out More
Qannik celebrates her 8th birthday with treats, toys, and keeper-made enrichment fun.