New at the Zoo

Find out what and who is new at the Louisville Zoo! Get the skinny on new exhibits, new animal ambassadors and where and when you may be able to visit them.
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NEW Animals

Some animals are on rotational exhibit and may be viewable for portions of the day. Animal viewing is subject to change based on the cooperation of the weather and animals.

ADDAX BABY

Female Addax Baby

  • Born May 8, 2020
  • Weight: 16 lbs. on May 11.
  • Mother Patella and father Laird.
  • Exhibit Viewing: On exhibit in the Africa Zone

The International Union for Conservation of Nature cites the Saharan addax as critically endangered. In 2016, field researchers estimated that less than 100 individuals remain in the remnant wild.

The addax is found in arid regions of Africa, within isolated pockets of the Sahara Desert. They live in small groups of five to 15 animals that are led by a mature male.

Learn more about this addax

FOLLOW MIKKI AND FITZ

Meet Fitz the African elephant!

Fitz was born August 2, 2019. 

The elephant herd is on exhibit at varying times while they continue to bond.

Meet Fitz the elephant calf! See the latest info on the elephant herd including a updates, conservation information, frequently asked questions and more.Meet Fitz

 

AMUR TIGER SASHA

Sasha

  • 7-year-old female
  • from Peoria Zoo
  • Arrived December 2019
  • Exhibit Viewing: On rotation in Tiger Taiga
Amur tigers can be found in the river region of eastern Russia, northeastern China and into the Korean peninsula. They are the largest living feline. Males weigh 400 – 600 pounds on average and measure up to 14 feet long. Average females weigh between 250 – 300. Tiger stripes are like fingerprints and are unique to that tiger. Amur tigers are listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Learn more about Sasha

LIONESSES AMALI AND SUNNY

Amali and Sunny

  • 7-year-old females
  • From Milwaukee County Zoo
  • Arrived in January 2020
  • Exhibit Viewing: on rotation in Africa Zone

Amali is slightly larger than Sunny and has a thicker darker tail. Once the two lions get acclimated to their new surroundings, their introduction to male lion Siyanda will begin. As with any new animal, the Zoo staff will observe the lions’ behaviors closely for cues to determine when they are ready for each new step.

Learn more about Amali and Sunny

ZEBRA ATHENA 

Athena 

  • Female from Virginia Zoo
  • Nearly 2 years old.
  • Arrived January 2020.
  • Exhibit Viewing: on rotation in Africa Zone.

Hartmann’s mountain zebras are found in dry, stony mountains and semideserts of southwest Africa and western Angola. No two zebras have identical stripe patterns. This makes it easier for members of a herd to recognize each other but harder for their main predator, the lion, to single one out. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has them listed as vulnerable.

Learn more about Athena 

NEW Exhibits

OPEN NOW!

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NEW Sloth Exhibit 

Linnaeus’s two-toed sloths are here at the Zoo! One-year-old male sloth Sebastian and 1.5-year-old female sloth Sunni are getting acclimated to their new surroundings. They are waiting to meet you in the South America zone near the Chilean flamingos! Hang out with one of the most elusive and fascinating creatures on the planet and hear from the keepers who care for them.

This exhibit is made possible through the Friends of the Louisville Zoo and other generous donors.

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