May 14, 2009 - 9:27am
by Lou
He's the subject of one of the biggest hit movies of the summer and the Zoo didn't waste much time landing an appearance.  Prepare for a close encounter of the X kind.
A Superhero with animal-keen senses will visit the Louisville Zoo on May 31 as part of Becker Law Office’s Health & Safety Safari. Zoo visitors can meet Wolverine, the Marvel character who is currently in a new movie on the big screen, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Zoo Vision building. So don’t...
May 5, 2009 - 11:11am
by Lou
Nobody produces poo like the Louisville Zoo, and they're extending their "Zoo Poopy Doo" compost and mulch sale to help get rid of the #2.
Because of overwhelming response, the Louisville Zoo has extended its spring Zoo Poopy Doo compost and mulch sales, adding Saturdays May 16 and 23. You can purchase quality hardwood bark mulch and Zoo Poopy Doo (which is made especially by our animals at the Zoo!) from 8 a.m. to noon May 16 and 23...
October 14, 2008 - 2:18pm
Baby elephant Scotty makes "People" magazine's sexiest pachyderms issue.  OK, that's a little much, but he is most certainly a celebrity in his own right.
Nicole Richie and Angelina Jolie aren't the only stars featured in the current October 20 issue of "People" magazine. The Louisville Zoo's 18-month-old baby African elephant Scotty is spotlighted right alongside them in a special "Zoo Superstars" section, where Scotty garners...
September 10, 2008 - 10:30am
Louisville Zoo is sending Sam Leist to Canada to study polar bears.
Saint Xavier High School junior Sam Leist, 16, will soon join 15 other high school students from around the world as he travels to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, to study polar bears during their fall migration and collect field data with scientists. The Louisville Zoo recently selected Leist to be...
August 15, 2008 - 10:51am
by Lou
Thursday afternoon Louisville Zoo said a sad goodbye to Frank, a 44-year-old geriatric male silverback western lowland gorilla who suffered from chronic arthritis and heart disease.
Born in the wild in Cameroon, Africa, in 1964, Frank lived most of his life at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, but transferred to the Louisville Zoo in 2002 for the opening of Gorilla Forest. Frank was the “quintessential” gorilla and historically demonstrated great paternalism and leadership abilities...
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