photo - Groot, male bongo, brown with white stripes, very large ears, with black muzzle, with white markings at the mouth, and at bridge of muzzle, 2 very attentive eyes, standing his enclosure

Meet Bongo “Groot”

Meet Groot! The Louisville Zoo’s newest addition —  a male bongo calf — will now officially be called Groot following the conclusion of a public naming contest. Thanks to our many guests who participated. Nearly 2,000 names were submitted. Groot’s keeper staff narrowed those names down to three: Groot, Drax and Rocket, from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies. Find Out More