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Baton Rouge Zoo

Address Baton Rouge Zoo Baton Rouge, LA 70704
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Open: Open 9.30 – 17.00 (-18.00 in weekends)
Prices: Adults $3.50 Senior Citizens $2.50 Children $1.25
No of Species No of Animals Star Rating
Mammals Conservation
Birds Enclosures
Reptiles Education
Amphibians Recreation
Fish Research
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This critique last updated:  Feb 2008

Visitor Reviews

This review submitted by Lori Lamb: November 2000
You find this zoo in the Northern end of Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana (though BREC is the park administration of Eastern Baton Rouge). It is a mid-size zoo in a forested area, with a history that only dates back to the year1970. It seems that a local media hero named Buckskin Bill around 1965 got into the habit of saying “Baton Rouge needs a Zoo”, and the powers that be of eastern Baton Rouge apparently agreed. The result is a fine little zoo with around 1000 animals on 50 ha, with a ground plan designed mainly along geographical guidelines. There is an African section, an Asian section and a wee bit of North and South America. There is also a marshy area with fish and water plants, – this in fact is part of an ecological water purifying system, though the solid waste is removed before the water ends here. I have seen in a notice on the internet that this area was cleared with the aid of the elephants of the zoo. I have to add that there are also less savoury histories on the internet about certain animals that were skipped from the zoo to shady animal dealers. Hopefully that traffic has stopped. The zoo presently has around a quarter of a million guest every year and boasts to be the prime attraction of Baton Rouge, and I tend to agree.

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