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Audubon Zoo, New Orleans

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#1 of 13 in Zoos & Aquariums in Louisiana
Home to more than 2,000 animals, Audubon Zoo is named after famed artist and naturalist John James Audubon. The zoo created a name for itself by providing a home for a white tiger and two blue-eyed alligators. During Hurricane Katrina, zoo staff took refuge in the reptile house, which is designed to withstand storms. Despite financial setbacks after the storm, the zoo reopened and added a swamp exhibit with a themed Hurricane Katrina house and a collection of local species. Plan to visit Audubon Zoo during your New Orleans vacation using our convenient New Orleans trip itinerary maker app .
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  • Even though the weather was rainy and some of the sidewalks flooded, the staff were working to clean up and make the area great. The animals areas were inviting. The only issue was the map. We hoped t...  more »
  • This was a nice zoo with a pretty good variety of animals and exhibits. It is a smaller zoo, so you can easily see it in a couple of hours. However, with all of the exhibits and with the additional wa...  more »
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  • Awesome experience! For adults and children. Walk as much as you can, but take the train also. You will get to see some things that you would not just walking around. You can get on and off the train at three different places. The carousel was fun too. The water park was pretty cool too. Float down that 'lazy river'. Have a great time here.
  • Great place. Has a water park and lazy River for those hot summer days. Places to eat. Many things to see. Great for family outings. It is a bit pricey but they have annual memberships you can purchase that offer many benefits for not just the Zoo, but the water park as well and for the Aquarium of the America's and other great things. The membership price is very worth it if you visit here often. For non members, the price to do all those things costs much more than the annual membership, as we found out when we took our grandchildren and daughter there. We WILL be getting a membership. There is seating throughout the park for those of us who are disabled, periodic water fans throughout, also water drinking fountains. I bring my own water bottle with me and refill it at the fountains. They also sell water for $3, I'll bring my own thank you. Great place, educational, and fun.
  • Really neat zoo with tons of neat animals to see. It took about 2 hours just to get through a third of the zoo because it's so huge. My biggest complaint though for why I wouldn't rate it more than 3 stars is because so many of the animals' exhibits are way too small for the animals/amounts of animals they're holding. I really wish they would spend less money on the "Cool Zoo" and more money on expanding some exhibits for the animals
  • Wonderful Zoo. So much to do there. Decent Cafe. Bring a swimsuit and towel for the water features and lazy river. Very. Laid back. Great to do last to cool off a bit. I'm my own personal option, it's one of the top 5 Adobaun Zoo's in the states. Very interactive and pay for the zoo in the aquarium and get a great deal do one one day another a different day as they are not near each other the zoo you'll have to take a cab or Streetcar to the zoo from the French Quarter if that's where you're staying. Not a bad or unpleasant ride quite beautiful through the Garden District on the streetcar get off at stop 191 on Charles St. Line! Hope this helps.
  • I love going to the zoo to see the animals. My highlight, of course, is getting a Roman candy and walking around throughout the entire area. I love the bat exhibit that they added, and it's nice to see the elephants in a new area. They even added an interactive painting simulator! It's cool to learn from the zoo staff who interact with the animals, too. They can tell the differences between the animals, discuss the eating and socialization patterns of the animals, and they enjoy talking about the open area exhibit and how much closer they are to an actual habitat. Some of the animals even follow them like the Alpaca who followed Ms. Melissa after walking in to get something. It was cute! 😍 If you can, I would recommend going in the spring or fall because it's not as hot and the animals are more playful and active. Mind you, they start hopping around during feeding time and show times. Great for pictures. Excited to see the new lion exhibit next year, and I hope some day a new hippo exhibit will return. I'm not sure if the camels and white Siberian tigers are still there. I didn't see them this time. Definitely worth your time, though. Bring cool drinks and comfortable walking shoes!

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