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
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...