Meet Fitz!

See the latest updates on Fitz’s adventures. Follow the journey of the Zoo’s herd including mom Mikki and Asian elephant “aunt” Punch, the herd’s matriarch. Find out how you can support the Zoo’s elephants and advocate for the protection of elephants world wide. Explore our  blog from Fitz’s first three months, find out the answers to your frequently asked questions, learn about elephant conservation and more!

WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW!

Fitz was born August 2, 2019. He’s now 5 months old.

See Today’s Viewing Schedule 

The elephant herd is on exhibit at varying times while they continue to bond. The usual time for calf viewing is 1 :30 to 3:30 p.m. daily, rain or shine. On very inclement days, guests will be invited in small groups into the elephant barn. As always, viewing times are subject to change due to the cooperation of weather, animals and zoo maintenance.

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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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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Want to know how much Fitz weighed when he was born? Why is Fitz a different color than Mikki? What kinds of things does he like? Get answers to these Frequently Asked Questions and more!

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SUPPORT THE ELEPHANTS

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.

FIRST MONTHS BLOG

Fitz is growing fast and learning new things every day. Follow the journey of Fitz and his mother Mikki during his first months of life. Presented by Norton Children’s.

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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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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Elephants Mikki and Punch 2008
There’s a lot more to learn about the elephant program at the Louisville Zoo.
See more great information about our elephants below: