Photo of lynx in front of trees looking at the camera.

The Americas

maned wolf Louisville Zoo

From the Amazon to the Andes, the Americas are home to a dazzling display of creatures. Immerse yourself in the natural scenes while getting up-close with macaws, sloths, maned wolves, flamingos, puma and more.


Cats of the Americas

Some of the top predators on the planet live at the Cats of Americas exhibit. This exhibit is home to our Canada lynx and Puma. Visitors may get an up-close encounter of the cats patrolling the edge of their habitats.

The Sloth Exhibit

Come hang out with our Linnaeus’s two-toed sloths, Sunni, Sebastian and Fern, and learn about one of the most elusive and fascinating creatures on the planet.

Macaw / Toucan Exhibit

The Louisville Zoo has recently renovated the macaw habitat!  This new exhibit provides 3,000 square feet exhibit area (including a 150-square foot holding area). The habitat will be the new home for our two macaws: 24-year-old female, Stewart and 22-year-old male, Newman. It is also the home of our colorful toco toucan, Lucy! Please note, these species will rotate and are not on exhibit at the same time.

See our future vision for the Americas area in the Zoo’s new Master Plan.



Big Cats

In addition to habitat degradation and loss of prey, many big cats are hunted for their fur, bones or other body parts. All seven species of big cats are listed as Threatened or Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List. Learn more about conservation efforts for big cats at