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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. Plan to visit Audubon Zoo during your New Orleans vacation using our convenient New Orleans trip itinerary maker app.
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  • We went to the Audubon Zoo on a Friday morning and was there for around 3 and half to 4 hours. And I’ve got to say.. This was one of the best zoos I’ve been to. The animals were very active, and the.....  more »
  • This was a great little zoo with great picture taking opportunities. We had a beautiful day to enjoy the zoo, and were surprised at how active the animals were.  more »
  • Let me take a few moments to set the stage: I’m a Disney Annual Passholder and a Busch Gardens Annual Passholder. I love all things that are remotely like zoos, aquariums, theme parks... You name it.....  more »
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  • 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.
  • My family and I had a wonderful time at the Audubon Zoo last Sunday. It is a great trip to bring family and friends on. I personally think it is better for young children 12 and under, yet it is still very enjoyable to go if you are a teen or adult of any age. I personally think that the prices to enter are great but the food and beverages could be better, but it is worth it because the food is great. It is very safe at the zoo and I think it is impossible to get hurt because of the animals if you follow all rules and regulations. Another great part of the zoo is the location. Where it is located is great because if you did not eat in the zoo, there are still plentiful restaurants around it. Also if you don't enjoy the heat there are many indoor places like food and beverage areas and the reptilian section.
  • Amazing zoo very detailed, love how they set up the exhibit it makes you feel like you are close enough to the animals. Very relaxing and peaceful. The animals seemed happy in their habitat. There is a water park, Cafe, cute gift shops and photo station. The employees were very kind and helpful. The zoo was kept well maintenance, it was clean as well as the bathrooms. Overall an amazing experience. Highly recommend going here especially if you're a tourist. Loved it.
  • This is a nice zoo. Contrary to local perception, it's not very big. However the exhibits are well done. Make sure to visit the elephants. In the summer, bring bathing suits and pay extra for the Cool Zoo. It's great for all ages.

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