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March 28, 2012

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo: News Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 For more information:
March 28, 2012                                             Mary Woods
                                                                    p: 225.775.3877

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo Photo Contest, presented by The Advocate
Zoo to announce contest winners at Zippity Zoo Fest this weekend

BATON ROUGE, La.-BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo will announce the winners of the first Zoo Photo Contest at Zippity Zoo Fest on March 31. Winning photographs, along with all submissions, will remain on exhibit through April 1.

Visit our education building (located toward the back of the Zoo next to the Galapagos Tortoise/Flamingo Exhibit) to see the winners of our first photo contest. Sponsored by The Advocate, the photo contest includes photographers of all ages and experience levels.

Printed photos will be on exhibit, gallery-style, throughout the 2-day event. We will also electronically display all photo submissions. Bring your family and friends to the Zoo to see these amazing photographs.

About Zippity Zoo Fest:
March 31 & April 1
Admissions open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Zoo Grounds close at 6 p.m.
Adult/teen: $8.25, Ages 2-12: $5.25, Ages 1 & under: Free; Friends of the Zoo members are free when you present a valid membership card and photo ID

About the Zoo:
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is a place where people connect with animals, including elephants, giraffes, rhinos and alligators. The world-class Realm of the Tiger is now open featuring highly endangered tigers, Siamang gibbons and beautiful Asian birds. Visitors can enjoy the Flamingo Cove and Giants of the Islands, featuring the Zoo's Chilean flamingos and Galapagos and Aldabra tortoises, as well as the Safari Playground, the Otter Pond, our exhibit featuring a replicated fishing cabin with underwater viewing of the otters, L'aquarium de Louisiane, Parrot Paradise and KidsZoo. Adults and children can ride the Cypress Bayou Railroad on a scenic ride through the unique Louisiana habitat that surrounds the core Zoo. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things.

Visit us at www.brzoo.org

Admission:

Adults and Teens: $8.25

Seniors: $7.25

Children 2-12: $5.25

1 & under: FREE

 

Hours:

Admissions open 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily

Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m.

 

 

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