Throo the Zoo 5K

Sat May 9, 2020 Louisville, KY US 40213 Directions

Throo the Zoo 5K

Donation Goal: $10,000


Help "Feed the Need" and Donate to the Zoo

Just like a healthy diet, exercise and activities are an important part of each person’s daily life, proper nutrition and enrichment is significant to our animals’ well-being, too!  Every day at the Louisville Zoo, our animal ambassadors receive the highest quality food, engaging activities, and training sessions with their keeper staff to ensure their best health.


We have some BIG appetites around here – our grocery bill alone is almost $600,000 a year!   All donations received with your Throo the Zoo registration will directly impact the daily care and enrichment needs for over 1,000 animals entrusted to our care. Thank you for helping us to “Feed the Need” with the food, snacks and activities that help keep our animal residents healthy and active.

  • $10- Grizzly "Pear" Pal:
    • Your $10 donation gets grizzly bears Inga, Otis, and Rita a day full of produce like grapes and pears, yum! 
  • $25- Hay Day:
    • Your $25 donation provides Asian  elephant, Punch  a day worth of hay. On average, one of our elephants eats 140 lbs. of hay a day! 
  • $50- Sweet Tweet:
    • Your $50 donation offers enough produce for the weekly diet for one of the Lorikeets in Lorikeet Landing.  They eat a healthy diet that includes lettuce and shredded kale.
  • $100- Bananimals:
    • Your $100 donation will go a long way providing 200 pounds  of bananas for all of the animals in our zoo. Our female White Rhino, Sindi, eats almost 30 pounds of bananas in just one week!
  • $250- Purrrrfect Treat:
    • Your $250 donation offers our big cats like African lion Sianda, snow leopard Kimti and other large cats, a 2 ½  week supply of bones to enrich their day. 
  • $500- Seal the Deal:
    • Your $500 donation supplies our seals and sea lions in Glacier Run with 1 week of fish.  They can each up to 100 pounds in one day, so that’s 36,000 pounds in one year!


Raised of $10,000


Top Donors

$1,083 Raised By 59 Donors

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$25 from Anonymous
$25 on behalf of Jennifer Haddow
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$25 On Behalf Of Stephanie Walker
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$10 On Behalf Of Cristeen Grasch
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$10 on behalf of JAMIE MULLANE
$10 On Behalf Of Janice Calgaro
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$2 On Behalf Of Kelsey Ritchie
$1 from Anonymous

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