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Wild Lights At The Zoo

by Richie

Wild Lights

The Wild Lights exhibit at Louisville Zoo was possibly the best thing I’ve ever seen in the city.


Wild Lights was billed as a Chinese lantern festival. We arrived just before sundown, not sure what to expect.

Placed along the paths, winding through the zoo, were thousands of giant wire and silk sculptures. Whimsical and fun, they were illuminated from within with LED lights.

Wild Lights

The magic really started as night fell and the lantern sculptures glowed with amazing colors.

By dark we were completely under the spell of Wild Lights. We ambled slowly through the zoo, accompanied by Chinese symphonic music, and were surprised at every turn.

Wild Lights

Many sculptures had animated movements, each was a work of art, and all of it was amazing.

Wild Lights

We spent two and half hours being enchanted by Wild Lights. What a magical night!

Wild Lights is on exhibit through June, 2022. Go after dark and enjoy a rare event!

Louisville Zoo – Wild Lights




Mike April 25, 2022 - 11:02 am

Very cool looking installations and great pictures Richie

Love from Vienna,

Peggy Hoffman April 23, 2022 - 12:11 pm

Did the Wild Lights in past and yes a magical walk-thru! We may have to splurge again!

Beth Daniels April 23, 2022 - 11:29 am

Wow! Those really are fantastic. Looks like you went on one of the cold nights we’ve had lately. My Louisville family (brother, two nieces and their kids) all have memberships to the zoo, so now I’ll know what they’re talking about going to see when they make it there.

You’re awesome with the pixs as usual!

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