Louisville Zoo baby elephant walks into second birthday

Louisville Zoo baby elephant walks into second birthday
Scotty the elephant
Scotty turns two!

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.


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