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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo to Host Private Dreamnight Event

May 29 2019

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its 13th Annual Private “Dreamnight” event at the Zoo this Friday, June 7th from 6pm-8pm.  More than 200 zoos in 35 countries world-wide host Dreamnight, which is a private,...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Receives Sponsorship from Entergy

May 23 2019

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo received a sponsorship from Entergy that will support the Project ARK: Animals Reaching Kids program throughout the 2019/2020 school year. Project ARK is offered to grades 1st thru 5th in all schools in East Baton...

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State Farm Agent, Brady Flavin & Friends of the Zoo Offer “Quotes for Good”

May 02 2019

In the month of May and June, State Farm Agent, Brady Flavin will be offering a $10 donation to Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo for every quote provided for all Auto, Fire, and Life policies. For the quote to qualify,...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Wins Conservation Achievement Award

April 08 2019

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo FrogWatch USA Chapter was awarded the Louisiana Wildlife Federation's Conservation Organization of the Year for 2018 in the Annual Governor’s State Conservation Achievement Recognition Program conducted by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. ...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Announces the Birth of a Female Bongo

March 29 2019

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a female bongo, named Beignet.  On February 24th, the bongo calf was born to a second time 5-year-old mother in the Zoo’s Africa loop....

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo to Host Zippity Zoo Fest - Celebrating 49th Birthday of the Zoo!

March 21 2019

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its annual Zippity Zoo Fest on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7. This is a spring festival that celebrates the Zoo’s 49th birthday! Admission gates will be open from 9:30 a.m....

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo To Host “Spring Green” At the Zoo

February 12 2019

Baton Rouge, La – BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host “Spring Green” on Saturday, March 16th from 9:30am – 4pm (Grounds close at 5pm). The event will Celebrate "Being Green" and involve education on how our...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo & Food Bank Partnership Brings 3,302 Pounds of Food Donations

January 10 2019

In late 2018, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo partnered with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for an innovative approach to bring more impact and excitement to their annual holiday lighting extravaganza, Zoolights. From November 23 – December 30, the Zoo offered...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo to Host “I Heart My Zoo Day”

December 31 2018

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

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo & The Advocate Co-Host Photo Contest 2019

December 31 2018

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo & The Advocate will co-host their annual Photo Contest again this year. It's actively open to the public now and ends on March 20, 2019. Participants are encouraged to submit photos at the Zoo...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo Welcomes the Holidays with ZooLights & Art Gone Wild

November 07 2018

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo invites the community to celebrate the holidays with two great events – ZooLights and Art Gone Wild. ZooLights is a festive evening mile-long trail through the Zoo featuring more than 50 illuminated display sculptures...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo Honors Veterans

November 07 2018

On Sunday, November 11, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is proud to offer veterans, active military and up to 5 guests free Zoo admission.    This is the Zoo’s way to thank veterans, active duty military and their...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo Hosts 22nd Annual Boo at the Zoo 2018

October 09 2018

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its 22nd annual in-house Boo at the Zoo on October 20, 21, 27 and 28 – 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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5TH ANNUAL BREW AT THE ZOO SET FOR OCTOBER 5, 2018

August 24 2018

Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo is set to host the 5th Annual BREW at the Zoo on October 5, 2018 from 7pm – 10pm. Tickets are now on sale at www.brzoobrew.org for this flagship craft-beer tasting event, which benefits...

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Brew Ticket Pre-Sale Party Set for July 27th at Tin Roof Brewing Company

June 27 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA. —  Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo is set to host the 5th Annual BREW at the Zoo on October 5, 2018 from 7pm – 10pm. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on August 1, 2018. This...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo to Host City Appreciation Days

May 15 2018

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo will be hosting Baton Rouge City Appreciation Days throughout the month of June, as way to thank East Baton Rouge Parish residents for their support. The Zoo will be offering "Buy One, Get One" pricing...

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A New Zoo & Reimagined Greenwood Timeline

May 15 2018

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo’s AAZK Chapter to Host “Bowling for Rhinos”

May 08 2018

Baton Rouge, La – On Friday, June 15, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo’s American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) Chapter will host Bowling for Rhinos from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Circle Bowl at 8878 Florida Blvd. All Proceeds...

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Zoo Report Clarifications

May 01 2018

In response to a citizen’s recent presentation to the Metro Council and that has been shared and circulated on social media recently, in which a number of egregious accusations were made regarding animal care at BREC&rsquo...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo to Host “Party for the Planet”

April 12 2018

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host “Party for the Planet.”  This is a day filled with conservation, education, special keeper chats, animal enrichments, and fun for the family in honor of Earth...

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