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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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Audubon Zoo reviews
Most amazing experience with my husband and son. The most beautiful zoo I have ever seen. Friendly staff. Thanks carol!
Most amazing experience with my husband and son. The most beautiful zoo I have ever seen. Friendly staff. Thanks carol! more »
Just returned from an afternoon at the zoo. I don’t usually go to zoos as I don’t like the way the animals are treated, but a friend said that this was a good zoo. It was just ok. The area is...
Just returned from an afternoon at the zoo. I don’t usually go to zoos as I don’t like the way the animals are treated, but a friend said that this was a good zoo. It was just ok. The area is... more »
Update: We visited again in March a little before noon. There were lots of people but the weather was cool with a little breeze. All of the animals were playful and out in the habitat so easily seen. Even though there were a lot of guests the cool air and playful animals had everyone in friendly moods, talking and sharing experiences. What a great day we had! Great place to bring the kids. It's got a lot to do as well as a lot of animals to see. We went in July and it was very hot and humid but we still had a great time. Online price is a good deal. Family membership is well worth the money.
Absolutely beautiful. Wonderful zoo, family had a great time. There were a few things that were under construction that were disappointing, like the otters. Didn't detract us from the fun. Had over 3 hours for us to wind our ways through. The primates are great. The baby orangutan was running away from mom and she was chasing him around. Looked too much like my wife and our 18 month old. The setting was was stood out. From the moment you want in, the huge cypress and palm trees everywhere. Strong recommend. Only downfall was at the gate they were actively trying to sell the cool zone upgrade, which we purchased. Just to find out the cool zone was shut down for weather. We did receive a rain check, didn't feel like enough, should have been a refund. But as disappointing as that was for us and the kids, everything else made up for it.
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