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Audubon Zoo, New Orleans

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Audubon Zoo by using our New Orleans tour planner.
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  • I have been to several different zoos and this one is the best. They have many different animals to see. They have a cool reptile den. They have lots of shade for hot Louisiana days. You can bring you...  more »
  • The zoo is laid out into different sections having animals you would expect to see in each area(Reptile House, Swamp, Asia, etc.). The albino alligator and two-headed snake were interesting surprises ...  more »
  • Being from Houston and visiting the Houston Zoo, in comparison, we found this zoo to be very disappointing. Although it was a very large zoo with regards to acreage, there weren't that many exhibits a...  more »
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  • Staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and wiling to talk/share about the zoo's residents. The food in Alligator Swamp is amazing! Fantastic red beans & rice and awesome fried catfish! Staff is constantly cleaning and there are plenty of opportunities to get out if the sun and cool off. Overall we really enjoyed our visit and have some wonderful encounters/memories to go back to Mississippi with!
  • Always a great place to go with the family. Be sure to try some of the fresh lemonade. So good. Been coming here since I was a kid and now bring my kid as much as we can. Great staff, great exhibits.
  • Great zoo! Had some fun exhibits! Keep an eye out for Kevin the peacock! He is a fun guest that likes to make sure you know he is there! Plus the two headed snake was very interesting!
  • This is a great place to visit.. Especially in non summer months where it's still warm and tropical. The layout is very easy to navigate.. You don't feel like you're lost or missing some area. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and it's fun to check out feeding time. The snack prices are a little gauging, but what do you expect? It's a beautiful, fun place with plenty to see and do.
  • This zoo has a nice variety of exhibits. The swamp section with local animals was a nice addition to the typical zoo sections. I'd like to see more signs on the walkways - we often had a hard time figuring out which way to go next, even with a map.