Alexandria Zoological Park, Alexandria

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The Alexandria Zoological Park is a 33-acre (13 ha) zoo located in Alexandria, Louisiana, United States. First opened to the public in 1926, it is owned by the City of Alexandria and operated by the Division of Public Works. It is home to about 500 animals.

The zoo was started in 1926 in Bringhurst Park as a row of cages. When the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) threatened to close the zoo in the 1960s, the city created the committee that is now Friends of the Alexandria Zoo (FOTAZ), the support organization for the zoo.

The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and takes part in about 20 Species Survival Plans (SSP).

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  • We loved this zoo! They had some diverse animals and they all seemed well cared for. The train ride is really fun. A great zoo for a smaller city!  more »
  • I had an awesome time at this zoo. The animals have so much character and most of them appear to enjoy the visitors. Also, the price is very fair. I would highly recommend it. I documented some of...  more »
  • Went early in morning. Animals were out. Great to see them. Several paths were closed and we had to reroute with some back tracking. Still it was fun. And will be even better once the remodeling is done. Train ride now has an informational recording play during trip. Interesting.
  • It was nice. The zoo isn't so big that the kids get too tired while walking through it, but it's big enough that it has plenty of animals and exhibits to keep them and the adults entertained. The train ride was short but fun. The kids really enjoyed that as well.

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