ANIMALS & EXHIBITS
Top Honors in the Association of Zoos & Aquariums 2012 Award for Exhibit Design for the Glacier Run exhibit. Click here to read more.
Designed as an imaginary gold mining town on the edge of the arctic wilderness Glacier Run is based on the notion that humankind and nature must co-exist. The exhibit offers a truly unique experience where guests can connect with magnificent animals like polar and grizzly bears, interact with zookeepers to learn about conservation and become temporarily immersed in the experiences of life on the tundra.
The award-winning four-acre Gorilla Forest is one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken at the Louisville Zoo. This multi-faceted exhibit immerses you, the visitor, into the world of gorillas. Whether you are searching along the Discovery Trail or stopping at Hippo Falls or discovering the gorillas in one of their three habitats, you are in the gorilla’s realm.
Australia Enjoy a real nose-to-beak experience as you stroll through this beautiful aviary, surrounded by brilliantly colored, friendly birds that will eat nectar right out of your hand! Nectar may be purchased at the exhibit for $2 per cup.
The world's first multi-species rotational exhibit. The award-winning Islands exhibit encourages visitors to explore the concept of Islands as ecological treasures. Adapted through eons of isolation, island species are uniquely vulnerable to changes brought about by natural forces or introduced by humans due to their inherent limited resources in a finite environment.
From tiny starlings to massive Sea Eagles, the Louisville Zoo's Bird collection is impressive.
Located primarily in the HerpAquarium and MetaZoo exhibits, you'll spot both native and exotic types of fish.
Visit the world of arachnids and other species.
The Louisville Zoo's extensive mammal collection includes rare Western lowland gorillas, Sumatran tigers, Asian & African elephants and many more of your favorites.
These fascinating animals include most species of snakes and lizards as well as frogs, Cuban crocodiles and King Louie, our own White alligator.
Ninety-Six Elephants – The Crisis in Africa
Every day, 96 elephants are killed in Africa due to the increasing demand for ivory. Learn more about this crisis and join the Louisville Zoo in support of a moratorium on the sale of ivory and ivory products.