8th Annual BREW at the Zoo to be hosted on October 7th
August 10 2022
The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation is set to host their 8th Annual BREW at the Zoo on October 7, 2022 from 7pm – 10pm. Tickets will go on sale to the public on August 15th at 8am at www.brzoobrew.org. This...Read More
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Contributes to Turtle and Tortoise Study
June 30 2022
Even though humans live longer lives compared to their historical counterparts, we cannot escape the inevitability of aging. However, testudines – the order to which tortoises and turtles belong – may buck this trend by following a different pattern of...Read More
Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation Hosts Dreamnight 2022
May 12 2022
BATON ROUGE, LA.— The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation will host its 15th Annual Private “Dreamnight” event at the Zoo on Friday, June 3rd from 6pm-8pm. More than 100 zoos world-wide host Dreamnight, which is a private,...Read More
The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation Hosts 2nd Annual Wild Wine Walk at the Zoo on May 20th
April 05 2022
The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation is set to host its 2nd Annual Wild Wine Walk at the Zoo on May 20, 2022 from 5pm-7:30pm. Tickets went on sale to the public today. All proceeds benefit the Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation, the...Read More
Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation Launches Executive Director Search
March 31 2022
The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation (BRZF) board of directors has launched a national search for its next executive director. The BRZF—formerly Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo—engaged Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based management consulting firm, to coordinate...Read More
BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo to Host Zippity Zoo Fest This Weekend!
March 28 2022
Baton Rouge, La – BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its annual Zippity Zoo Fest on Saturday, April 2nd and Sunday, April 3rd. This is an annual spring event that celebrates the Zoo’s Birthday! This year,...Read More
Louisiana Travel Association Honors Phil Frost as Louey Award Winner
February 25 2022
Alexandria, La. (Feb. 25, 2022) – The Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) introduced Phil Frost as the winner of the Will Mangham Tourism Lifetime Achievement during its Annual Meeting earlier this month in Alexandria. Frost served as the Director of BREC&rsquo...Read More
New Zoo Director Announced!
February 15 2022
BREC is proud to announce that after a five-month national search, Jim Fleshman has been named the fourth Zoo Director in BREC’s history. Fleshman has worked alongside Phil Frost for the past three years, playing an integral role...Read More
BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo & The Advocate Co-Host Annual Photo Contest
January 24 2022
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo & The Advocate are co-hosting their annual Zoo Photo Contest again this year. Submissions are being accepted February 1st - March 1st. Participants are encouraged to submit photos at the Zoo in a variety...Read More
Growing Old Gracefully - A Look Into The Zoo’s Geriatric Animal Friends
December 02 2021
Aging – perhaps something we think of only in terms of humans, but it’s actually a topic worth exploring as it relates to our animal collection. As they say, some things only get better with age – from...Read More
Female Giraffe Calf is Named By Community - REIGN!
November 09 2021
After hundreds of votes were tallied the name most beloved by our fans for our new baby girl giraffe is REIGN! If you haven't met her yet, make sure you come visit soon. She's a beauty and is...Read More
Celebrate the Holidays with Zoolights!
November 08 2021
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo invites the community to celebrate the holidays with ZooLights - a festive evening mile-long trail through the Zoo featuring more than 50 illuminated display sculptures of animals and traditional holiday spectacles. This year's event...Read More
Baton Rouge Zoo Director, Phil Frost, Announces Retirement
October 14 2021
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Director, Phil Frost, announced today that he will set aside his current duties at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and enter retirement on February 4, 2022. His career spans 40+ years in the world...Read More
Art Gone Wild Submissions Now Open!
October 07 2021
The Zoo is hosting its annual “Art Gone Wild” art contest. Submissions are open now through December 1st. Artists of all ages and experience levels are invited to paint or draw the Zoo animals that inspire...Read More
Summary of Necropsy Results - Burreaux
September 29 2021
To begin, thank you to our loving and caring followers. The past few weeks mourning the loss of our beloved Burreaux have been tough on the entire Zoo staff and community as a whole. We appreciate your kind words of...Read More
Boo at the Zoo 2021!
September 28 2021
Hancock Whitney Bank Presents The 25th Annual Boo at the Zoo October 16, 17, 23 and 24 September 28, 2021 BATON ROUGE, LA.— BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its 25th Annual in-house Boo at the Zoo on October 16, 17, 23, and 24 – Presented...Read More
AAZK Chapter Wins National Award!
September 16 2021
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is thrilled to announce that the Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers won the Chapter of the Year Award for 2021! This was among 118 chapters! Through volunteering and fundraising efforts, they'...Read More
Baton Rouge Zoo Mourning the Loss of Burreaux
September 08 2021
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is profoundly mourning the loss of its 20 month-old male reticulated giraffe, Burreaux, who was born at the Zoo on December 26, 2019. On Tuesday, September 7th, Burreaux experienced a sudden onset of acute symptoms that...Read More
Baton Rouge Zoo Announces Birth of Female Reticulated Giraffe
September 03 2021
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is happy to announce the birth of a female reticulated giraffe on August 31, 2021. The calf was born to an 8-year-old, second-time mother, Rosie, and a 15-year-old father, Rowan. To this point, the calf appears...Read More
7th Annual Brew at the Zoo to Take Place on October 1st!
July 30 2021
Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo is set to host their 7th Annual BREW at the Zoo on October 1, 2021 from 7pm – 10pm. Tickets will go on sale to the public on August 1st at www.brzoobrew.org for this...Read More