PHOTOS: Zoo Welcomes Baby Gorilla

One of the Louisville Zoo’s gorillas gave birth over the weekend. Twenty-year-old western lowland gorilla Mia Moja went into labor and delivered on Saturday. Zoo director John Walczak says the two of them have been so inseparable, it’s been difficult to determine the baby’s gender. “Mom is clinging on to the baby,” says Walczak, “and that’s […]

Zoo Officials Announce Baby Gorilla is on the Way

Louisville zoo officials are expecting just the second gorilla birth in the zoo’s history in late March. Twenty-year-old Mia Moja is pregnant with her second offspring. The baby gorilla’s father is also a resident of the Gorilla Forest, 22-year-old Mshindi. General Curator Steve Wing says Mia hasn’t shown any pregnancy symptoms that are common to […]

Mayor Proposes Bonding Plan For Additional Projects

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson is asking the Metro Council to approve a $7 million funding plan that he says will help complete several major construction projects. Abramson says an improved bond market and the availability of stimulus funds will allow the city to move forward on the Glacier Run expansion at the zoo, build a […]

Work on Glacier Run Continues

The Louisville Zoo continues work on its Glacier Run project. Zoo Director John Walczak says the opening for its seals and sea lions exhibit has been moved up to next spring. “Utilities are all in place and the project’s been vertical now for probably about four months. The holding building, the seal and sea lion […]