Journey Overview

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

Learn about the birth and development of Mikki’s calf, born on August 2.  Learn about the integration of the herd which includes Asian elephant “Aunt” Punch, the matriarch.   Find out how to join us, whether it is supporting their care team or advocating for the protection of elephants world wide.  Below you will find status updates, blogs, a photo/video gallery, FAQs, press releases, conservation information and ways to get involved.

Thank you for following taking this journey with us.

WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW!

Get the latest quick updates about Mikki and her new calf. See weekly blog posts with more in depth information and read the Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Male calf born Friday, August 2 at 11:24 p.m.
  • Birth measurements: 38.5 inches tall, 30.3 inches long (body, head to tail) and 78 inches from tip of trunk to tip of tail.
  • Weight on 8/20 was 290 lbs.
  • Mikki and calf are off exhibit and bonding. Check here for updates.
  • Asian elephant Punch may be on exhibit at varying times while she bonds with Mikki and calf. Check here for updates.

Read the F.A.Q.

Read MIKKI’S BLOG

FACEBOOK FEED

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 taken during her pregnancy.

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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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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: