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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo presents Art Gone Wild This week at ZooLights: visit the Zoo in lights and vote for your favorite art

December 06, 2011

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo invites you to join us for ZooLights, a holiday tradition in Baton Rouge. This weekend, visitors will enjoy the lights and displays of all your favorite Zoo animals and holiday traditions.

Visit December 8, 9, 10 and 11 to experience Art Gone Wild, our first art contest at the Zoo. Participants submitted art featuring tigers, flamingos, rhinos, giraffes and more. The art will be on display each evening at ZooLights and our visitors are welcome to help vote for the winners in each category. Prizes in each category will be awarded to first, second, third and honorable mention. The Grand Prize Winner will receive:

- Honorary Keeper (Patron) Level Membership to Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo
- Behind the scenes tour for winner and 3 guests
- Winning Artwork featured on the cover of Wild Times, the Zoo's newsletter
- An original painting by Bozie, the Zoo's Asian elephant
- A collectible Baton Rouge Zoo ornament (featuring a rhino)

You may visit the Zoo's facebook page at to see all submissions and vote online.

Photos of artwork available upon request.

About ZooLights:

Imagine a 30 foot lights! ZooLights is your holiday imagination come to life. The walking path includes dinosaurs, monkeys swinging from trees, tigers, a peacock, Santa and his reindeer, giraffes, a hippo, meerkats and more. Walk through the Zoo and be amazed by larger than life light displays. Bring the whole family and get in the spirit of the season. Dinner and refreshments available for purchase at the Flamingo Café.


November 25 - December 18 (Thursdays-Sundays)

December 19 - December 23; December 26 - 30 (Nightly)


$5 for Adults/Teens

$4 for Seniors

$3 for Ages 2-12

Ages 1 and under are free

$3 per person for Friends of the Zoo members


Admissions open 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Zoo grounds close at 9 p.m.

Visit for more information.

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 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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