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Audubon Zoo, New Orleans

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Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • Another great visit to The Audubon zoo. The new lazy river and water play area are great additions. So nice to cool off after seeing the animals.  more »
  • Always loved this zoo. Staff was very friendly. Petting zoo not open yet but thats understandable. Lots of shade but its still hot during the summer. Bring water or pay a few dollars for ice cold...  more »
  • Great time at Boo at the Zoo. A lot of fun for kids - especially children 10 and under. For any special event at the zoo, allow an extra hour to park. Not a lot of organization for parking and it took us 45 minutes. If you are going during regular zoo hours, don't miss the elephants. And be sure to take a stroll through the reptile house! Great place to cool off during hot summer days.
  • My grandson's third grade class went to the zoo on a field trip today. They had a blast. The grounds are nice and animal enclosures are well done. Some of the attractions we're closed for renovations. We didn't think it was allowed to take in food and drinks, but saw people with them. Might be a good idea to check the website. Overall a good outing.

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