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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo hosts Pumpkin Party this weekend Visit Saturday and Sunday for fall family fun!

October 27, 2011

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo invites you to a very special party - a pumpkin party for the animals! Last year visitors saw a tiger tear open a pumpkin, otters swim with their pumpkin and a very hungry, 400 pound tortoise devour its pumpkin. Don't miss the fun Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular Zoo admission applies.

This weekend, our animals will be enjoying classic fall activities like bobbing for apples or "carving" pumpkins. For some animals, the pumpkin is the treat; for others, we included their favorite foods inside, so they must dig to find them! It's a great day to see what the keepers do on a daily basis to give every animal exercise, stimulation and a special treat.

Photo Opportunity: The Zoo staff will be carving pumpkins and preparing enrichment items tomorrow, Friday, October 28. Call Mary Woods to set up a time to film/photograph.

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 new 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.

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Adults and Teens: $7.00

Seniors: $6.00

Children 2-12: $4.00

1 & under: FREE


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

Zoo grounds close at 5 p.m.

Fun Fact
Timber rattlesnake mothers stay with their young until their first shed at 7-10 days. At this point they develop their first rattle.
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