Journey Overview

Follow the journey of African elephant Mikki and her new calf.

Get the latest updates. Follow the journey of the Zoo’s herd including Mikki, calf and Asian elephant “aunt” Punch, the matriarch. Find out how you can support the Zoo’s elephants and advocate for the protection of elephants world wide. Participate in the upcoming naming contest. Explore our weekly blog, photo/video gallery, frequently asked questions, conservation information and more!

Thank you for following taking this journey with us.

WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW!

Read the periodic blog for the latest elephant updates. Get answers to elephant frequently asked questions.

See the Viewing Schedule 

  • The elephant herd is on exhibit at varying times while they continue to bond. 
  • The usual time for calf viewing is 10 a.m. to noon daily.
  • Weight on 10/1 was over 350 lbs. Gaining 1 lbs. per day.
  • Male calf born August 2, 2019. Now 2 months old.
  • Naming contest underway. Voting starts Oct. 7 – 20.

Read the F.A.Q.

Read the Blog

ELEPHANT NAMING CONTEST

The elephant care staff then whittled down the 15,500+ submissions to three (3) names. Find out the names and learn how you can help vote for your favorite! 

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MIKKI AND CONSERVATION

Elephants Worldwide
As an ambassador for her species, Mikki allows us the privilege of seeing and feeling first-hand, the magnificence of this gentle, intelligent and powerful animal… and to grasp on a visceral level what the loss of this species might mean to us and future generations.

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JOIN THE ANIMAL CARE TEAM!

Every gift to the Louisville Zoo supports the daily needs and conservation of important species such as the African and Asian elephants in our care.  Consider joining our team today by making a tax-deductible donation to the Louisville Zoo Fund.

ELEPHANT PHOTO, VIDEO GALLERY

See all the fun photos and videos of Mikki and her calf as he grows up.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Elephants Mikki and Punch 2008
There’s a lot more to know about the elephant program at the Louisville Zoo.  Here are some interesting links:

PRESS ROOM

Mikki has given birth to a male calf.  Find out the amazing details about the calf and Mikki’s pregnancy here.

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PRECIOUS KEEPSAKES

The Louisville Zoo is proud to celebrate the arrival of elephant Mikki’s calf!

Celebrate with us and take home a beautiful keepsake to commemorate your special day! All sales support the care of the our animals. Don’t forget, members get a 10% discount on select items.

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