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2013 Photo Contest Winners Announced!

April 09, 2013

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo: News Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 For more information:
April 9, 2013                                                 Lois Cook 
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BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo announces winners of 2013 photo contest

BATON ROUGE, La.-BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the winners of our Photo Contest sponsored by The Advocate.

75 photos were entered and 256 votes were cast for "Fan Favorite." The Zoo would like to extend a special thanks to our presenting sponsor, The Advocate, and our judges: John Ballance, photography manager for The Advocate; Sam Winslow, assistant zoo director and David Humphreys, photographer.

Winning photographs will be published in the Zoo's Wild Times newsletter, a benefit of Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo membership, which is distributed quarterly to more than 4,500 households, businesses and governmental offices.

You may also view the winners at

Thank you for your amazing submissions and please look for our contest to return in March 2014.

Children, ages 12 and younger (NOTE: Parent or guardian must register and submit photo for this category)
Junior, ages 13 up to 18
Novice ADULT, beginners and nonprofessionals
Advanced ADULT, considerable experience to professional
Fun Foto, pictures of you, your family and/or friends having fun at the Zoo. The photo must be identifiable as being taken at Baton Rouge Zoo.


Grand Prize Winner:
Justin Pollock (age 8)

Michael Drury (age 7)              1st Place
Alexis deQueiroz (age 8)          2nd Place
Desirae Parker (age 12)            3rd Place

Emily Shelton                          1st Place
Amber Overmeyer                    2nd Place
Morgan Hebert                        3rd Place

Novice Adult:
Madeleine Rappold                  1st Place
Rayna LeJeune                        2nd Place
Ryan Torres                            3rd Place

Advanced Adult:
Megan Ousset                         1st Place
Maggy Marsh                           2nd Place (tie)
Lori Adkison                            2nd Place (tie)
Rebecca Parker                       3rd Place

Fun Foto
Brandi Pellissier                       1st Place
Dustin Howes                           2nd Place
Christa Turner                         3rd Place (tie)
Jennifer Shearer                      3rd Place (tie)

Fan Favorite:
Patrick Reicks

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 features 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. 

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Adults and Teens: $8.25
Seniors: $7.25
Children 2-12: $5.25
1 & under: FREE

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 Swaziland is the Thomson's gazelle.
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