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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo Hosts 21st Annual Boo at the Zoo 2017

September 20 2017

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its 21st annual in-house Boo at the Zoo on October 21, 22, 28 and 29. This merry, not scary trick-or-treat extravaganza began in 1996 with just under 3,900 visitors and has grown to become Baton Rouge’s...

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How the Baton Rouge Zoo Handles the Weather

September 07 2017

Baton Rouge, La –  BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo sees its fair share of non-temperate weather and weather concerns year after year. During extreme heat the Zoo ensures the animals have plenty of extra water and shaded spots...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo Open on Labor Day

August 29 2017

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will be open all weekend, including Monday, September 4th, for Labor Day. Customarily, Labor Day weekend is a busy one at the Zoo while families have a long weekend to enjoy a group outing. ...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Receives Grant from Entergy to Continue Project ARK

August 22 2017

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo received a grant from Entergy that will support the continuation of its Project ARK: Animals Reaching Kids program in EBR area schools throughout the 2017/2018 school year. Project ARK, which started in 2015, targets 4th and ...

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Have a Brew, Help your Zoo

August 09 2017

Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo is set to host the 4th Annual BREW at the Zoo on October 6, 2017 from 6 pm – 9 pm. Tickets are now on sale at www.brzoobrew.org for this flagship craft-beer tasting event, supporting Friends...

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Assurance Financial Presents BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Zoo Run Run 5K & Half Mile Fun Run

August 07 2017

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its 12th Annual Zoo Run Run event at the Zoo on Saturday, August 26th on Zoo grounds.  The event, presented by Assurance Financial, allows participants to enjoy the scenery as they...

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

June 14 2017

On Friday, July 28th, 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 from the event...

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BREC to Hold Community Meeting Regarding Reimagined Greenwood Regional Park and Baton Rouge Zoo

June 05 2017

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH— Following the public unveiling of concept plans to create the first regional park in the BREC system at Greenwood Park, which will involve the relocation and development of a state of the art Zoo in...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Celebrates Life of Record-Breaking Stork

May 11 2017

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo has in its animal collection a male Saddle-Billed Stork, named William, who is the oldest known Saddle-Billed Stork on the planet. The Zoo hosted a “Celebration of Life” for Willliam at...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo Announces the Birth of New Animals

April 21 2017

Baton Rouge, La –  BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of new animals.  “On the eve of Party for the Planet & Earth Day, this is an exciting time at the...

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Louisiana Earth Day Celebration to Take Place at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

March 24 2017

The 27th Annual Louisiana Earth Day celebration will be hosted at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Louisiana Earth Day has joined forces with the Zoo’s “Party for the Planet,” event for a...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Welcomes New Cheetahs

March 16 2017

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo has welcomed two new young cheetahs to its collection. Born on November 15, 2015, the female cheetahs were born at the San Diego Safari Park and are on loan from the Fort Worth Zoo.   The...

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

March 13 2017

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host “Spring Green” this Saturday, March 18th from 9:30am – 4pm (Grounds close at 5pm). The event will Celebrate "Being Green" and involve education on how our community members can help...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo Extending Hours for Reduced Price Wednesday Afternoon Admission

February 08 2017

  BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is extending the time frame that reduced price admission is offered on Wednesday afternoons by one full hour beginning today. The new reduced-price hours will be 2pm – 4pm, with Zoo grounds closing...

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

February 07 2017

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host “I Heart My Zoo Day” this Saturday, February 11th from 9:30am – 4pm (Grounds close at 5pm). 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 Photo Contest

February 07 2017

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo & The Advocate are co-hosting their annual Photo Contest again this year. It began on February 1, 2017 and ends on March 20, 2017. Participants are encouraged to submit photos at the Zoo in a variety of...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo to Host ZooKrewe Trainings

January 19 2017

Baton Rouge, La –  BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host trainings for its ZooKrewe program throughout 2017. The ZooKrewe is a specialized volunteer program for teens ages 13-17 with a 3.0 GPA or above. This program provides a hands-on...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Honors International Cheetah Day

November 29 2016

BATON ROUGE, LA.— BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will honor International Cheetah Day on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. This species is on the Vulnerable and Endangered of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums ...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo’s Lighted Extravaganza

November 21 2016

BATON ROUGE, La.—BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo invites the community to visit ZooLights starting this week. In addition to lighted displays of peacocks, tigers and 30-foot elephants, visitors can enjoy other special holiday activities on the weekends....

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20th Annual Boo at the Zoo Brings Record Attendance

November 01 2016

BATON ROUGE, LA.— BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo hosted the 20th annual in-house Boo at the Zoo on October 22, 23, 29, and 30.   This merry, not scary trick-or-treat extravaganza began in 1996 with just under 3,900 visitors and this year welcomed over 27,000...

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