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Audubon Zoo, New Orleans

4.4
#1 of 12 in Zoos & Aquariums in Louisiana
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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  • Visited the zoo many years ago and it was good then. Brought my own kids this time and it still entertained us. Saw animals that we don't see at our local zoo which is always nice.  more »
  • When we went a lot of exhibits were closed but we still enjoyed the animals we were able to see. It was nice with a lot of greenery. It did rain very heavy luckily we were viewing the alligators in an...  more »
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  • Great zoo!! We did both the zoo and the aquarium while in NOLA. Aside from the weather being terribly hot, the zoo was a great experience. Easy to get to via public transport. Animals were very interesting and the layout is easy to follow. Fun fact: the zoo & aquarium offer a combo ticket. Very affordable and it gets you admission into both venues!
  • I absolutely love the Audubon Zoo. I always enjoyed visiting it seems to have gotten better and better each time I visited. I like the more relaxed atmosphere and the animals seem to be quite happy. I'm glad that I was able to see each animal that I wanted to quite easily. I was extremely thrilled with the lion cage and then when all the lionesses actually walked up from the back and came directly up to the glass wall enclosure and then proceeded to go ahead and sit down in front of it. That was quite awesome and I did not expect that. Also really enjoyed my meal at the Cypress knee Cafe. I spend more time at the swamp area than anything enjoying basically my normal surroundings. If I happen to live in the immediate area I would get the season passes and just go there every Saturday afternoon and drink on the deck overlooking the alligators.
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