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Enjoy a Frozen Safari at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Visit June 23 for “cool” fun in the summertime

June 01, 2012

Join BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo on Saturday, June 23 for Frozen Safari, a day filled with animal enrichments and educational programs. Learn about animal enrichment and what your Zoo does to promote animal wellness on a daily basis.

Animal enrichment is anything that encourages an animal's natural behavior. Zookeepers perform several activities to bring certain animal behaviors up to the frequency they would occur in the wild. An example of animal enrichment at the Baton Rouge Zoo is the twice daily elephant demonstrations where the Zoo's two Asian elephants sit, climb and lift objects, all behaviors they would exhibit in the wild. Another summertime enrichment is freezing an animal's food in blocks of ice. For example, keepers will freeze fish and place the blocks of ice in the otter pond. The ice is a treat in the hot summer months, and the otter must work harder for its food, as it would in the wild.

On this action-packed day, visitors will enjoy keeper talks, Wildlife Safari Amphitheatre programs at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. as well games and crafts. Regular Zoo admission applies. 

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.
Gate and grounds open 1 hour later on weekends April through August.



Fun Fact
The national animal symbol for Japan is the koi.
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