Louisville Zoo Preparing Mikki and Punch for Retirement at The Elephant Sanctuary (Media Release)

The Louisville Zoo is initiating preparations to relocate African elephant Mikki and Asian elephant Punch to The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), The Elephant Sanctuary is the nation’s largest natural habitat elephant refuge of over 3,000 acres. Louisville Zoo anticipates the transition will occur sometime in the spring of 2025. Find Out More

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Star Polar Bear Qannik Finally Gets Her “Bo!” (Media Release)

After years of discussions with various agencies and organizations, the Louisville Zoo is excited to announce that ever-popular and wild-born, rescued polar bear Qannik can finally join the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) cooperative breeding program thanks to crucial assistance delivered by Senator Rand Paul and his team. Her breeding mate will be Borealis (“Bo”). Find Out More

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Louisville Zoo Nominated in USA TODAY’s “10Best Readers’ Choice” List for Best U.S. Zoo and Exhibit (Media Release)

The Louisville Zoo is proud to have been nominated for two awards as part of USA Today’s “10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.” The Zoo is nominated as Best Zoo in the United States and the Glacier Run exhibit as the best zoo exhibit in the United States. Voting has begun and continues through Monday, March 4 at 11:59 a.m. EST. The rules allow the public to vote online for one nominee per category, per day. Guests can vote at https://10best.usatoday.com/awards/travel/. Find Out More

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Louisville Zoo Offers Free Admission for Active and Retired Military on Veterans Day Thanks to Kroger (Media Release)

To celebrate and show appreciation to our military heroes, the Louisville Zoo, in partnership with Kroger, will provide active, discharged and retired members of the military and their immediate household families the opportunity to enjoy free Zoo admission on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2023. Find Out More

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30 YEARS OF THROO THE ZOO ( Media Release)

Registration for the Louisville Zoo’s 30th annual Throo the Zoo 5K Run/Walk is now open. The wildest 5K in town presented by Norton Audubon Hospital takes off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at the Louisville Zoo. Race proceeds benefit the Louisville Zoo, which is dedicated to its mission of “bettering the bond between people and our planet.”
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Louisville Rose Awards Nomination

The Louisville Zoo is happy to announce that one of our very own was nominated for the Louisville Rose Awards! Lynn Farrow is one of 64 outstanding finalists who represent the best of Louisville hospitality and tourism. Learn more about … Find Out More