Header Image of polar bear in the water at glacier run at the Louisville Zoo

Arctic Sea Ice Day

Free with Zoo admission Arctic Sea Ice Day serves to help raise awareness about the rapid decline of sea ice — the habitat of polar bears! Join us at the Zoo on Saturday to learn more about the challenges faced … Find Out More

Punch and Qannik’s Birthday Celebration (2023)

The Louisville Zoo will kick off the new year on Saturday, January 7 with very special animal birthdays. Gather round and sing “Happy Birthday” as we celebrate Asian elephant Punch’s 53rd and polar bear Qannik’s 12th birthday.  1:30 p.m. at … Find Out More

Louisville Zoo Celebrates Gorilla and Polar Bear Birthdays

The Louisville Zoo will celebrate two important animal birthdays in early January.
January 2 at 11 a.m. Gorilla Helen’s 58th birthday at Gorilla Forest
On January 2, the Zoo will celebrate gorilla Helen’s 58th birthday. This is an important birthday in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the accrediting body for zoos in North America. Find Out More