NEW ORLEANS – As one of the country’s top-ranked zoos, Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging natural habitats, lush gardens and resting spots, the mystical Louisiana swamp and ‘hands-on’ animal encounters.
And if you’re a Louisiana resident, you can see it all for half the regular price throughout August. That’s right all state residents will received discounted admission through Aug. 31.
With innovative natural habitat exhibits and an animal collection ranging from the unique white alligators to the extraordinary white tigers, Audubon Zoo has become one of the Gulf South’s favorite family gathering spots.
In addition to the amazing animals, exhibits, live animal presentations and hands-on animal encounters you can ride the Endangered Species Carousel, Simulator and Swamp Train. You can also shop in the zoo’s fabulous Audubon Marketplace gift shop.
Zoo hours are: Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-744-7394 or visit www.auduboninstitute.org. […]
In a parish update, emergency operations head Tab Troxler urged residents to help family , friends and neighbors to evacuate if they need it. He said St. Charles Parish could incur a 13 foot storm surge if Gustav stays on its current track which puts the storm at the doorstep of Terrebonne Parish by Monday night. […]
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr. issued a mandatory evacuation for St. Charles Parish at noon today (SATURDAY). At this time, residents should begin leaving the parish, preferably via state highways. State Police continue to estimate that contraflow will begin at 6 a.m. Sunday morning. Parish officials strongly advise residents to leave the parish before that time. […]
The latest track for Tropical Storm Gustav takes the storm onshore over Terrebone Parish Tuesday morning as a powerful Category 3 hurricane. Models show storm surges could top 13 feet on the West Bank of St. Charles Parish, and officials are preparing for the worst. All residents should be taking steps to secure their homes and prepare for evacuation.