Exhibit Zones


See what’s new at the Zoo and meet our newest additions!

Snow Leopard Pass and Colobus Crossing.
Learn about our new Schmidt’s red-tailed monkeys, colobus monkeys and snow leopard Meru. Read about the new animal ambassadors!

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Africa and Gorilla Forrest
Explore the lands of Africa! Experience the majesty of the world’s tallest mammal, the giraffe! Get up close with one of the world’s rarest antelopes, the addax! Experience the majesty of the elephants — the world’s largest living land mammal. Meet a herd of Hartmann’s zebras, ride a camel, visit the Boma African Petting Zoo and trek through the cool, shady passages of Gorilla Forest. Don’t forget to stop by the NEW Colobus Crossing to meet our Colobus and Schmidt’s red-tailed monkeys.

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Australia at Louisville Zoo
Eat, relax and play as you visit the land down-under right here in Louisville. Walkabout with wallabies and wallaroos, feed nectar to the colorful lorikeets, “grab a feed” at the Wild Burger and then explore the Billabong Playabout! Just a short walk from the Zoo Splash Park, it’s the perfect opportunity for families to learn and play together.

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Glacier Run at the Louisville Zoo
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of an imaginary gold mining town on the edge of the arctic wilderness. Award-winning Glacier Run will transport you to a place where humankind and nature strive to co-exist.

Peer over the glacial cliffs to connect with magnificent animals like polar and grizzly bears. Watch the spectacular behaviors of the graceful seals and sea lions and interact with zoo keepers to learn more about these animal species and how we can help them survive. Trek over to the NEW Snow Leopard Pass and meet our three snow leopards. Hoot with the snowy owls and then stop to cool down at the Zoo’s popular Splash Park!

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The HerpAquarium at the Louisville Zoo is jam-packed with rad reptiles, stunning snakes, and bewitching bats. Explore the world of cold-blooded critters while getting up close with a frogs, gila monsters, enormous boa constrictors and more.

Go on an expedition down the Amazon River and come face-to-face with a shoal of black piranhas. Venture down a Mexican mine shaft and “hang-out” with the vampire bats. Bathe in the sun like King Louie, the Louisville Zoo’s very own white-scaled American alligator.

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Experience the sights and sounds of the Islands and explore their ecological treasures. Come nose-to-nose with the charismatic orangutans. Marvel at the sleek stripes of the Sumatran tigers. Cower before the Cuban crocodiles and let your trek take flight as you explore the lush bird paths. Flock to the little penguins in Penguin Cove.

The Islands zone is home to the award-winning and world’s first multi-species rotational Islands exhibit which simulates the way these animals live in the wild.

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From the Amazon to the Andes, the South American Zone is home to a dazzling display of creatures. Immerse yourself in the natural scenes of South America. Get mesmerized by the golden eyes of the jaguars, seek out the elusive maned wolves, gallivant near the guanacos and experience the flamboyance of the flamingos.

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Animals and Plants Exhibits Header
Want to know more about your favorite animal ambassadors? In love with the beautiful blooms you stopped to admire? Find out more about the plants and animals that call your Zoo home!

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