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Baton Rouge Zoo

The Baton Rouge Zoo is located 15 minutes north of downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. The zoo is owned and operated by the … See more

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Jan 11, 2023
Excellent spot on a nice sunny day to walk around and see some great animals, with good variety. They have some renovations on going, but still pleasant. They have a Wednesday special, from 2-4 the … Full review by JasonL718
Oct 20, 2022
Took my grandchildren for their birthday this past weekend. This was our first visit and we loved it. While a large portion is being renovated the kids still had a wonderful time. We appreciated the … Full review by tammypainter
Jun 30, 2022
Teh zoo is currently under renovation, but regardless, we had a great time. The variety of animals exceeded our expectations. There is lots of shade throughout the zoo to help keep you cool during … Full review by TerryA507

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Home to Over 1,800 Animals From Around the World
The Baton Rouge Zoo is located 15 minutes North of downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Zoo is owned and operated by the Recreation and Park Commission of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, and is home to over 1,800 animals from around the World. The Baton Rouge Zoo has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums since 1977—the first zoo in Louisiana to be accredited. The zoo is open daily except on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Conservation and Education: The zoo participates in more than 30 Species Survival Plans, including the Guam rail, Arabian oryx, and golden lion tamarin which have been successfully reintroduced into the wild. The zoo has various education programs including outreach, reading programs, day camps, classes, teacher workshops, and demonstrations at the zoo. Together these programs reach more than 45,000 children each year. The zoo also works with various departments of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine when conducting research. Exhibits: Elephant Oasis includes a shaded area for visitors to watch and learn about the zoos two Asian elephants. Since the original penny drive that helped raise money for the zoo's first elephants, the zoo has had a total of 13 Elephants in residence, most of which are now at other zoos. Otter Pond includes a replica of a fishing cabin, from which visitors can see the otters underwater. Parrot Paradise is a walk-through aviary that lets visitors get close to birds from around the world.
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