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Audubon Zoo, New Orleans

(4.3/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Wanted to love it but the animal enclosures seemed VERY small and there were bees everywhere. (And I understand we need to keep the bee population up but the amount of bees around all the trash cans a...  more »
  • You can get good food in the Cajun Area. They have a swamp with cypress trees, alligators, and a lot about the cajun culture. The kids love it.  more »
  • You can tell that this city is still struggling financially because this zoo used to be pristine. Now, although there are renovations in progress, it is a bit run-down, and quite dirty, with trash fil...  more »
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  • Great zoo! Love the right events and shows. Try to catch a training session they are great. Very entertaining and informative.
  • Had a fun filled day with the kids by the time we reached home they went straight to bed were too tired to do anything elese. Always a pleasure to bring the kids .
  • Great world class Zoo good for kids it's a big boom can I see everything in one day so I recommend you give but membership so you can go back and back again and discover new things every time you visit. The membership allow you to get in for free and they have different levels for the level that I have you can bring two adults and for kids and you can also I love a babysitter to use it to bring the kids and getting other attractions for free such as the Insectarium and the aquarium which is worth it for the price cuz you're safe so much money own entrance fees and also a discount throughout the Zoo zoo an aquarium and Insectarium it is not funny also you get this special offers and invites in the mail or by email. Very enjoyable.
  • Worst zoo in the United states. I visited the zoo today with my wife's service animal a 6mo old conure. He has been isolated since birth. I am a physician have a BS in biology and have completed medical school and a residency in internal medicine and a second in anesthesiology . According to the zoos vet no one with bird contact should enter thezoon. I was told the bird ....freckles was a threat to the bird population of the zoo. Even though he was not to be allowed in areas where other birds were. I was told his dander was a danger.....but my wife and I were fine to go in zoo without him......medically no parrot owner should be allowed access if he is correct or others with viral symptoms. .....we all remember bird flu correct....I wish I had the luxury of deciding who were my patients...he is the mentality who created.leprosy colonies. Funny the Audubon society was founded on our feathered friends and my wife and freckles had such a miserable experience with a man who needs a lititle more education. ....all those who understand please voice your opinions thanks
  • Very beautiful, accredited zoo; large variety of animals, and they provide their animals with plentiful enrichment. Of course, being a zoo, food and everything else is expensive, so either bring a picnic or come prepared to spend about $30 or more for three people to eat. Unless you burn real easy or deliberately stay out in the sun, I wouldn't say sunblock is an absolute necessity; the paths and exhibits provide many shaded areas and I personally only got a little sun-kissed on my shoulders. They've added several new things since I was there last, a sky-climb, a little water-ride attraction, and a renovated Asian section. If you see something you want in the swamp-area gift shop, get it there, because the two gift shops in the zoo are exclusive to one another for the most part. All in all, an excellent, gorgeous zoo.