BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo - Come Travel Around the World with Us!
About Us 

There's always something new at your Zoo.

We invite you to GEAUX WILD and explore the  Visit our calendar of events to see when our next Zoo & Me program will be held or the next big event like our Zippity Zoo Fest.


Curious about what animals we have at the Zoo?  Click here to see an extensive list of our collection.  From the first black rhino born in Louisiana to the spoonbill, we have an amazing range of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.


View our latest news release in the News Room.


Want to learn how the Zoo began?  Visit this section for a brief history of the Baton Rouge Zoo.


Need to ask us a question or get even more information? Contact us!


Our Mission:

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is a place where people connect with animals.

  • We are therefore dedicated to cultivating an appreciation and concern for wildlife and wild places.
  • We are committed to providing excellence in animal care and welfare, education, recreation, conservation and research that collectively inspire respect for nature.
Fun Fact
The national animal symbol for Cambodia, Thailand and Laos is the Asian elephant.
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