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BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo announces record attendance in January

February 09, 2012

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo: News Release


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February 9, 2012                                            Mary Woods
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BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo announces record attendance in January
Warm weather brings visitors out to the Zoo

BATON ROUGE, La.-BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is happy to announce that attendance in January 2012 set a new record - 13,269 (up from 8,061 in 2011). The second highest year was 2006 when the Zoo saw 12,172 people in January.

"We've had some incredible, if unseasonably warm, weather this January," said Zoo Director Phil Frost. "It's great weather to visit the Zoo. The animals are active and the nice weather gives our visitors the opportunity to get outside and connect with animals."

Annual attendance for 2011 was 255,506.

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.


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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.



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