As Louisville Zoo’s baby elephant walks into his second birthday, zoo staff gear up for a fun filled day of events. There’s nothing quite like celebrating a cute baby animal and the Louisville Zoo is filled with them every year.
Schedule of Birthday Events for Louisville Zoo Baby Elephant
- 11 a.m. – Birthday celebration
- Scotty will be weighed and measured and showcase his training.
- Three guests will be chosen at random to guess Scotty’s weight. The person who guesses the closest will receive an elephant gift basket.
- Visitors will sing “Happy Birthday” to Scotty as he is given his birthday cake and special gift.
- 3 p.m. – Birthday gifts
- Scotty will once again demonstrate some of the behaviors he has learned in a training session and receive more special birthday enrichment.
- Throughout the Day
- Zoo Docents will be out and about with a variety of interesting elephant biofacts.
- Stop by the ADOPTS booth near the elephant barn to learn how you can “adopt” Scotty through an exclusive, special, one-time-offer package. The $50 adoption (normally priced at $75) will include a printed “adoption” certificate, adoptive parent’s name featured on the Zoo’s website, an African elephant information card, Scotty photo button and a plush elephant. All ADOPTS (Animal Depend on People To Survive) proceeds support the Zoo’s grocery bill, which totals more than $400,000 each year.
- Don’t miss other Zoo animals celebrating Scotty’s birthday with special animal enrichment. They include:
- 10 a.m. Lions
- 10:30 a.m. Camels
- 11:30 a.m. Iguana
- Noon Puma
- 1 p.m. Orangutans
- 1:45 p.m. Warthogs
- 2 p.m. Amur tigers
- 3 p.m. Meerkats
- 3:30 p.m. Woolly monkeys
* Birthday events are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances.