Louisville Zoo Welcomes Back Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth Powered by LG&E and KU Foundation

The Louisville Zoo invites students of all ages throughout the state of Kentucky to get involved in its 10th annual Trashformation: A Trash-to-Treasure Art Contest for Students. This annual contest is part of the Zoo’s Party for the Planet: A Month-Long Celebration of the Earth, powered by the LG&E and KU Foundation. Find Out More

Louisville Zoo Announces “Future Healers Got Zoo Buddies” Program Partnership

LOUISVILLE (January 4, 2022)  – Today, the Louisville Zoo announced the “Future Healers Got Zoo Buddies” program partnership as part of Christopher 2X’s Game Changers organization. “Future Healers Got Zoo Buddies” is an initiative created to explore the healing and therapeutic power of animals with young kids in our community who have experienced secondary trauma from violence. Find Out More

Three Little Penguins Hatched at the Louisville Zoo

The Louisville Zoo is celebrating three Little Penguin hatchings.

The eldest was hatched on October 28, 2021, to parents Miramar (mother) and Rabbit (father); the second chick was hatched on November 4, 2021, to parents Eudyptula “Tula” (mother) and Granite (father); and the youngest was hatched on November 15, 2021, to parents Clarkie (mother) and Boost (father). Find Out More

Mayor Announces New Louisville Zoo Director

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today the appointment of Daniel Maloney (Dan) as the new director of the Louisville Zoo. Maloney is only the fifth director in the Zoo’s 52-year history. His appointment comes after an extensive national search managed by the Chicago firm Gomez Partners. Find Out More

Throo the Zoo


Registration for the Zoo’s annual Throo the Zoo 5K will begin on August 15, 2021. The wildest 5K in town presented by Norton Audubon Hospital is set to occur at 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Louisville Zoo. Find Out More