Scotty The Baby Elephant Dies

By Rick Howlett Louisville Zoo officials say Scotty, the elephant born in captivity three years ago, has died. A press release from the zoo says Scotty was recently diagnosed with colic, and was euthanized last night after his condition deteriorated. Scotty was born March 18, 2007 at the Louisville Zoo, the first elephant born in… Continue reading Scotty The Baby Elephant Dies

Injured Baby Gorilla Transferred to Zoo's Animal Hospital

by Stephanie Crosby The two-month old baby gorilla at the Louisville Zoo who is still recovering from serious injuries suffered earlier this month has been moved from its mother’s care to the care of the zoo’s animal hospital. The still unnamed infant had to have part of its left leg removed after an altercation between… Continue reading Injured Baby Gorilla Transferred to Zoo's Animal Hospital

Baby Gorilla Recovering After 'Family Skirmish' Injury

by Stephanie Crosby The new baby gorilla at the Louisville Zoo is under 24-hour watch by zookeepers after losing her left leg below the knee in what keepers are calling a family altercation. Original reports yesterday said the baby had been injured by its father, Mshindi. But today Zoo Director John Walczak says there were… Continue reading Baby Gorilla Recovering After 'Family Skirmish' Injury

Report: Six Violations In Zoo Train Wreck

By Rick Howlett The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has fined the Louisville Zoo $37,000 in connection with the wreck of a small open-air train last year that sent nearly two dozen people to the hospital. The department’s report, released Thursday, concluded that the ride was in poor condition, was traveling too fast and the driver… Continue reading Report: Six Violations In Zoo Train Wreck

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… Continue reading PHOTOS: Zoo Welcomes Baby Gorilla

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… Continue reading Zoo Officials Announce Baby Gorilla is on the Way

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… Continue reading Mayor Proposes Bonding Plan For Additional Projects

Probe Underway Into Zoo Train Derailment

State officials have begun an investigation into what caused the derailment of a Louisville Zoo train Monday afternoon that sent twenty people to the hospital. The zoo issued this release Monday night: LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville Zoo train derailed near the backside of the Zoo’s Gorilla Forest exhibit around 4:30 p.m. today. Three open-air… Continue reading Probe Underway Into Zoo Train Derailment