A nonprofit publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

The Louisville Zoo is welcoming in 2020 with three animal birthdays Saturday

Asian Elephant punch is one of three animals celebrating birthdays at the Louisville zoo Saturday. (Photo from Louisville Zoo) The Louisville Zoo kicks off 2020 with three very special animal birthdays. On Saturday, Jan. 18, the Zoo will celebrate gorilla Helen’s 62nd birthday in Gorilla Forest at 10:30 a.m. followed by Asian elephant Punch’s 50th at 11 a.m. at the Elephant exhibit and finally,...

Newest female resident of Louisville Zoo’s Gorilla Forest arrives safely from New Orleans’ Audubon Zoo

Earlier this summer, the Louisville Zoo received a male silverback gorilla (Casey) from the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. This week a second gorilla from Audubon Zoo arrived safely in Louisville. Bandia, a 20-year-old western lowland gorilla, will join Gorilla Forest after a standard quarantine period followed by acclimation time. Both moves were part of a planned collaborative effort across several...