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Education and wildlife conservation are two key components of the Zoo’s mission “to better the bond between people and our planet.” Efforts both large and small, here at the Zoo and around the world, all seek to improve the health of our planet Earth.

Conservation Stories in the News


Louisville Zoo Programs

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.

Conservation Projects and Partners

Read stories about some of the Louisville Zoo's conservation efforts, and some of the other conservation organizations we support.

Acres For The Atmosphere

Help us reach our goal of planting one acre of trees (500 trees) before the end of the year.

Pledge for the Polar Bears

Find out what you can do as individuals or groups (companies, organizations etc.) to help solve our climate crisis.

How Can You Help Orangutans

Conversation Tips

Tips on easy, everyday things we can all do to help conserve our natural resources.

The Conservation Carousel

Invest in the future by commissioning a hand-carved, custom painted, wooden animal for this marvelous carousel.  Your tax-deductible gift of $10,000 will be designated for Conservation programs (payment arrangements are available).  Your animal will be individually crafted and installed on the carousel.  Hadley Pottery of Louisville will create two stoneware plaques commemorating your gift.  The first will be permanently placed on the Carousel.  The second will be yours to keep as a memento.

* Own a piece of history!  For a gift of $3,000, be the first on your block to own one of the unique fiberglass Philadelphia Toboggan carousel horses. Your gift will benefit the Zoo's most immediate needs. 

Call Development office at (502) 238-5389 to complete this special gift.

Become a Backyard Action Hero!

The Backyard Action Hero Guidebook is on-line and full of fun facts, activities and projects. You'll learn more about each member of the BAH Squad and how they use their super powers.  You'll also discover ways that YOU can help protect the environment. Presented by Toyota/Georgetown