LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The Louisville Zoo lost power on Thanksgiving morning, but zoo officials say operations are running smoothly.

Officials say the zoo lost power Thursday due to a failed transformer, but they have since restored power to the west side of the zoo.

On the east side, the zoo is using backup generators.

The director of the Louisville zoo, John Walczak, says their top priorities are to care for the animals, employees and the customers.

And he says, the animals have handled the situation pretty well. "All the animals are doing just fine 'cause the staff has put in all that incredible effort," Walczak says, "everybody has done everything that is necessary and more to make sure the animals are well cared for."

The zoo has remained open during the outage, and employees have informed customers at the gate that some operations are limited.

Officials say they will be running diagnostics on Monday to learn more about the problem and determine when the power will be able to be fully restored.

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