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The zoos of the southern Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana region were particularly strong before Hurricane Katrina struck, and they remain so today.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas survived and has even flourished after Hurricane Katrina washed through. Many exhibits have been enhanced, while new animals have joined the collection. It was and continues to be a world-class aquarium that kids and adults enjoy. You'll gasp at the African black-footed penguins and smile at the collection of rare white alligators. And that's all before you enter the Aquarium's 30-foot-long aquatic tunnel that's surrounded by amazing sea creatures.
Nearby, also in New Orleans, is the Audubon Zoo featuring many amazing and innovative exhibits like Jaguar Jungle, in which the animals, people, environment, and culture of the Mayan civilization come together in a jungle rainforest setting. This is a first-class zoo where you'll enjoy exotic animals from around the globe, as well as wonderful lush gardens.
What's happening at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo? Among other things, the Parrot Paradise exhibit displays rare and colorful birds from the tropics. And for youngsters, there's KidsZoo, which includes a playground and hands-on encounters with farm animals!
Zoos and Aquariums in New Orleans, Louisiana, Biloxi, Natchez, Mississippi, Mobile, Alabama