The Louisville Zoo will begin installation of a new ‘green roof’ at its herpaquarium, thanks to an earmark secured by Congressman John Yarmuth. Yarmuth was on hand to present a check for more than 142-thousand dollars to the Zoo. It will be used to build a roof at the zoo that is covered in… Continue reading Green Roof at Zoo, Solar Lights at Bus Stops Get Funding
The Louisville Zoo will hold a birthday party today for Timmy the gorilla, who turns 50. Timmy moved to Louisville in 2004 from the Bronx Zoo. He is a silverback leader and has three females in his group. Cynthia Cole is a keep at the zoo’s Gorilla Forest. She says Timmy sometimes has to keep… Continue reading Timmy the Gorilla Turns 50
Timmy, the Louisville Zoo’s western lowland gorilla, has led a pretty good life, considering. He’s got a posse of females, a dependable food supply, adoring fans. And he doesn’t have to worry about hunters, loggers, or the ebola virus, all of which are endangering his brethren in central Africa.
A 17-year-old female tiger has died at the Louisville Zoo. Sinda the Amur Tiger was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in the roof of her mouth in September. Curator Steve Wing says zoo officials consulted several vets and other doctors, all of whom determined the cancer was inoperable. “We kept an eye on her, all… Continue reading Louisville Zoo Tiger Euthanized
Many cultural attractions around town are offering free or reduced admissions while power in Louisville area many homes and area schools are closed. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The Frazier International History Museum, the Louisville Science Center and the Louisville Zoo are among the organizations offering reduced or free admissions until schools reopen. Mark Zoeller… Continue reading Cultural Attractions Reduce Admissions this Week