Louisville Zoo is off I-264 exit 14 following signs to 1100 Trevilian Way. More than 1,500 exotic animals are presented in naturalistic indoor and outdoor habitats arranged by geographic region within the zoo’s 134 acres. Exhibits feature a rare white alligator, giraffes, lions, rhinos, zebras, African and Asian elephants, a petting zoo and playgrounds.
Gorillas and pygmy hippos can be found at the Gorilla Forest; polar and grizzly bears reside at Glacier Run; the Island Village is home to orangutans, Sumatran tigers, tapirs, siamangs, sea and coastal birds, Komodo dragons and Cuban crocodiles; fairy penguins occupy Penguin Cove; and the HerpAquarium displays rare amphibians, fish and reptiles in native settings. Lorikeet Landing, in the Australian area, features the brightly colored birds in a walk-through aviary. A tram and 1919 carousel also are on the premises.
Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.