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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo hosts Safari Night Spend the night with the WILD bunch

January 24, 2012

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo invites you to experience Safari Night, held every Friday and Saturday night. 

Have you ever wondered what the Zoo is like at night? Safari Night programs offer insight into the night-life of the Zoo. Bring your sleeping bag, lots of curiosity and discover the Zoo at night! 

"Your Safari Guide will lead your group on walking tours of different parts of the Zoo. You'll learn all about the Zoo's animals through hands-on activities and animal encounters," said Jennifer Shields, education curator. "The sights and sounds of the Zoo at night are truly remarkable. Safari Night is totally different from your everyday Zoo experience."

Participants arrive at 6:30 p.m. and your adventure ends at 9:30 the next morning, after you enjoy a continental breakfast and the experience of serving breakfast to a Zoo animal. 

Safari Night is the perfect adventure for church groups, boy scouts and girl scouts. Register your group today and spend a WILD night with the animals at your Zoo. Groups may also choose different themes for the evenings, focusing on different animals in the Zoo. One night, visitors are detectives on the search for animal clues. On your next visit, your group can take a trip to another continent - no passport necessary.

Each Safari Night can accommodate up to 30 persons. Please have at least two adults for every 10 children. All participants receive a Safari Night T-shirt. Cost is $28/person, minimum of 15 people, maximum of 30 people.  Pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 225.775.3877 Option 2. 

About the Zoo:
Discover the animal kingdom at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, including elephants, giraffes, rhinos and alligators. Don't miss the Zoo's blockbuster exhibit Realm of the Tiger with Sumatran and Malayan tigers. 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: $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.

Fun Fact
A group of peafowl is called an ostentation.
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