photo - Fitz, baby grey elephant, standing under mom Mickey's head and trunk, she towers over the little fella, in their yard.

Louisville Zoo Announces Fitz Weatherproof Plan

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
Direct: 502-238-5331  |  Media Only: 502-744-5639

The Louisville Zoo is happy to announce a “Fitz Weatherproof Plan” that will enable Zoo guests to see elephant calf Fitz no matter the weather during the school winter break (through Jan. 6).  If weather prohibits Fitz and Mikki from being outside in the yard, guests may visit them in the elephant barn from 1 – 3 p.m. Keepers will invite guests into the barn in small groups to visit with elephant calf Fitz and mom Mikki.

Though this is a weatherproof plan, animal health and care are paramount; viewing times are subject to change. If the elephants will not be viewable for any reason, the website will be updated to reflect their schedule. Guests are encouraged to visit for daily schedule updates on Fitz and Mikki viewing before heading out to the Zoo.

Fitz now weighs 460 lbs. — slightly less than twice his birthweight of 270, but still a small fraction of his 8,300-lbs. mother. This plan will provide a great opportunity for guests to create a lasting memory of this little calf to recall someday when he is full grown.

Zoo admission hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (enjoy the Zoo until 5 p.m.). As part of Kroger Wild Winter Days through Feb 29. 2020, Zoo winter pricing is discounted. General adult (12–59) admission is $9.95 online or $10.95 at the window Monday to Friday and $10.95 online and $11.95 at the window on Saturday and Sunday. General child (3-11) admission and seniors (60+) is $6.95 online and $7.95 at the window Monday to Friday and $7.95 online and $8.95 at the window Saturday and Sunday. Children under 2 are still free. The Zoo is open daily but will be closed to the public on Christmas and New Year’s Days.


The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).