Audubon Nature Institute

Chris Miller
May 03, 2019 - 1:24 pm
Some major institutions -- Ochsner-Baptist hospital and the Audubon Zoo, are smack in the boil water zone that resulted from a major water main break Uptown. The timing couldn't be worse for Audubon Zoo -- the Zoo to Do fundraiser is tonight. The zoo's Lauren Conrad says they're on top of it. "...
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January 24, 2019 - 7:47 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Audubon Nature Institute says three new programs offer free admission to New Orleans residents. Together, the institute calls them Community Connect. "Audubon believes we can always do more through outreach, access and education," said Rebecca Dietz, executive vice president...
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Audubon Zoo
Don Ames
November 25, 2018 - 12:24 pm
Valerio, the jaguar that escaped from his enclosure at the Audubon Zoo in July and killed several other zoo animals, will be back soon. It's a return eagerly awaited by zoo visitors. Valerio may be back on public display within the next couple of weeks as crews finish work on a strengthened jaguar...
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Chris Miller
August 31, 2018 - 1:40 pm
Audubon Zoo will soon welcome a new orangutan, set to arrive from the Hannover Zoo in Germany. Jambi, a 22-year-old male orangutan, is set to join Audubon's three females, with the nature institute hoping nature will take its course from there for these members of a critically endangered species...
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Chris Miller
August 14, 2018 - 11:25 am
The Audubon Zoo's two Asian elephants will soon be getting some company. The Buffalo Zoo has decided to relocate its two Asian elephants to New Orleans. "This decision demonstrates that the Buffalo Zoo will always do what is best and right for all of the animals in our care. Using our soon-to-be-...
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Audubon Zoo
Chris Miller
July 17, 2018 - 1:49 pm
The jaguar that escaped its enclosure at the Audubon Zoo and fatally mauled nine animals chewed through steel cables to make its escape, zoo officials said today. "I believe he bit through it, yes," said Kyle Burks, the zoo's managing director, "which surprises me, to be completely honest." Burks...
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Audubon Zoo
July 17, 2018 - 1:01 pm
The Audubon Zoo is detailing the latest into its investigation of how a jaguar escaped its enclosure and fatally mauled nine animals. Watch below:
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Chris Miller
May 04, 2018 - 2:34 pm
Two of the Audubon Nature Institute's facilities ranked in the top half of a USA TODAY reader's poll. The honor has the Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas offering a half-price discount to locals as a way of thanks. The aquarium ranked 5th and the zoo 8th among 20 nominees, according...
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Chris Miller
March 12, 2018 - 2:28 pm
Officials at the Audubon Zoo say they usually let nature take its course when it comes to expectant mother animals, but recently their veterinarians had to lend a hand to one of the howler monkeys, and perform a Caesarean section to deliver its baby. Dr. Robert MacLean, the Audubon Nature Institute...
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Chris Miller
March 09, 2018 - 8:20 am
There have been scattered reports from Algiers to Jefferson Parish of coyote sightings. Messages posted to the Nextdoor.com web site report a coyote or coyotes spotted in the Aurora subdivision of Algiers. Coyote encounters seem to be happening more often. Audubon Species Survival Center curator...
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