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Audubon Zoo, New Orleans

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 1,800+ 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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  • We have visited zoos in Japan, Hawaii and the mainland US. What makes this zoo different from the other we have visited is the large Louisiana Swamp area. Alligators are displayed in a large water are...  read more »
  • Not much to see here really! Seemed like most of the exhibits were either being worked on or the animals were asleep. The only animals that I enjoyed seeing was the gorillas, the spider monkeys (someo...  read more »
  • This zoo has a lot of the bigger cats, the white tiger is beautiful! It is also a preservation zoo, so never a bad thing ;). We spent a few hours here and really enjoyed it. It was later in the day so...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Always have a lot of fun here. We buy the Audubon family pass each year, and it has been great for us so far. The zoo is well kept, the exhibits are fun, and there is plenty of space or things to do for the kids. No issues bringing your own food and drinks and just enjoying the day.
  • A lovely quaint zoo. Has a bit of everything. Very child friendly. Zookeepers are friendly and knowledgeable. Nice to be able to walk around with a beer!
  • ample room but still a prison for some animals. clean, good layout, good for picnics, good play area, top notch as far as zoos go. cool swamp area but they took out the capybaras
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