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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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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 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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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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