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More Zoo Elements Re-Opening on June 6th

June 03 2020

Beginning this Saturday, June 6th, the Safari Playground, KidsZoo Barn & Otter Cabin will re-open. The aquarium and contact yard will remain closed. Since Amusement rides are not allowed during Phase II of the Governor's declaration, the train is...

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Zoo Announces 50-Cent Admission on Wednesday Afternoons in June

June 01 2020

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is continuing to celebrate its 50th Anniversary with the community by offering a discounted admission rate. In the month of June, every Wednesday between the hours of 2pm – 4pm, guests can enjoy 50 cent ...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Re-Opening Plans Announced

May 12 2020

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo has been working diligently to prepare plans for re-opening the facility that properly follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) guidelines. With the modifications listed below, the Zoo plans to...

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Zoo Temporarily Closed

March 16 2020

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo will temporarily close the Zoo to the public until further notice. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our guests, staff and volunteers to prevent the spread of...

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Important Updates from the Zoo

March 14 2020

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo continues to remain open at this time. The Zoo’s aquarium will close until further notice, due to being a high touch zone. The Zoo’s 50th birthday celebration, Zippity ZooFest, originally...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is now a Sensory Inclusive Facility

March 03 2020

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo has partnered with Kulture City to make the Zoo and all of the programs and events that the facility hosts sensory inclusive. This new initiative will promote an accommodating and positive experience for all...

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Public Chooses “Burreaux” as New Giraffe Name

February 14 2020

The public nominated & voted and Burreaux is the name selected for the Zoo’s newest male reticulated giraffe calf. This giraffe was born on December 26, 2019 to a 6-year-old, first-time mother, Rosie, and a 13-year-old father, Rowan. The Top 3...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host “I Heart My Zoo Day”

February 05 2020

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host “I Heart My Zoo Day” on Saturday, February 8th from 9:30am – 4:00pm (Grounds close at 5:00pm). The event will be a true Valentine’s Extravaganza that includes Safari...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo & The Advocate Co-Host Annual Photo Contest

February 04 2020

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo & The Advocate are co-hosting their annual Zoo Photo Contest again this year. Submissions are being accepted through March 1, 2020 Participants are encouraged to submit photos at the Zoo in a variety of categories, listed...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo Invites Public to Cast Final Vote for Giraffe Name

February 03 2020

In January, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo invited the public to nominate their favorite name suggestions for a new male reticulated giraffe, born on December 26, 2019. The Top 3 Finalists have been announced & include: Romeo, Burreaux and Kiume (Swahili for...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Hosts Giraffe Naming Contest

January 08 2020

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is hosting a naming contest allowing the public to nominate their favorite names for the newest addition at the Zoo, a male reticulated giraffe, born on December 26, 2019. Nominations will be accepted through January 22, 2020 via...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo Announces Birth of Male Reticulated Giraffe

December 28 2019

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of a male reticulated giraffe on Thursday, December 26, 2019. The calf was born to a 6-year-old, first-time mother, Rosie, and a 13-year-old father, Rowan. To this point, the calf...

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Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo Names New Board Members

December 05 2019

Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo named six new board members throughout 2019. The mission of Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo is to support BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. These progressive, new board members will bring valuable ideas, funding,...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Delivers Missing Information Critical to Sustaining Biodiversity

November 12 2019

Despite volumes of data currently available on mankind, it is surprising how little we know about other species. A paper published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) – using data recorded by BREC'...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Welcomes the Holidays with Zoolights!

November 06 2019

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo invites the community to celebrate the holidays with ZooLights - a festive evening mile-long trail through the Zoo featuring more than 50 illuminated display sculptures of animals and traditional holiday spectacles. The holiday tradition begins...

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Art Gone Wild Submissions Now Open!

October 24 2019

The Zoo is hosting its annual “Art Gone Wild” art contest. Submissions are open now through November 29th.  Artists of all ages and experience levels are invited to paint or draw the Zoo animals that inspire...

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Transformational Plans for the Zoo & Greenwood Park

September 13 2019

Learn more about the master plans for the transformational plans for the Zoo and Greenwood Community Park. CLICK HERE. 

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo Hosts 23rd Annual Boo at the Zoo 2019

September 12 2019

On October 19, 20, 26 and 27, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its 23rd Annual Boo at the Zoo! Presented by Hancock Whitney Bank, this merry, not scary trick-or-treat extravaganza began in 1996 with just under 3,900 visitors and has grown...

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6th Annual BREW at the Zoo Event to be held on October 4, 2019

August 26 2019

Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo is set to host the 6th Annual BREW at the Zoo on October 4, 2019 from 7pm – 10pm. Tickets will go on sale to the public on September 1st at www.brzoobrew.org for this...

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Lamar Advertising Presents “Zoo Run Run” 5K & Half Mile Fun Run

July 15 2019

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its 14th Annual Zoo Run Run event at the Zoo on Saturday, August 24th on Zoo grounds.  The event, presented by Lamar Advertising, allows participants to enjoy the scenery as they...

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