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.
Audubon Zoo reviews
We visited in about 45-50 degree weather. The price fluctuated from us looking from the night before to the morning of, don’t necessarily agree with that. Because of the cold not all the animals were.... more
We visited in about 45-50 degree weather. The price fluctuated from us looking from the night before to the morning of, don’t necessarily agree with that. Because of the cold not all the animals were.... more »
This zoo has lots of animals in very large, natural looking environments. Very well designed. Easy to see the whole zoo without feeling exhausted. The staff we encountered were friendly and...
This zoo has lots of animals in very large, natural looking environments. Very well designed. Easy to see the whole zoo without feeling exhausted. The staff we encountered were friendly and... more »
I've been to quite a few zoos in my travels, and Audubon Zoo stands out as one of the best. I was thoroughly impressed-- beautiful grounds and displays, a wide range of animals and habitats, friendly and informative staff members, and a good selection of visitor amenities. Each major section of the zoo makes you feel as if you were transported to a far flung destination where you can see animals in their natural habitats. Simply amazing! We can't wait for our next visit here!
Amazing zoo! Go right when it opens to see all the animals active! We have seen a lot of zoos and am so glad that we added this onto the trip. Our favorite was the orangutan babies!!!! Be aware that there is only food at the mail cafe. Just pack a lunch and water and you are fine.
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