Audubon Zoo

Don Ames
March 07, 2019 - 9:25 pm
Audubon Zoo has lost a 55-year-old elephant resident. The elephant, Panya, was euthanized Thursday after a decline in her health due to kidney disease. The female Asian elephant had been at the zoo for 39 years and was beloved by zoo staff and volunteers. “Panya was an amazing animal," said Audubon...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 05, 2019 - 7:20 am
The jaguar is back in his habitat today at Audubon Zoo. The big cat that escaped last year and killed nine other animals will be back for the public to see starting this morning. After Valerio escaped his enclosure and killed five alpaca, three foxes and one emu; Audubon officials promissed in July...
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Audubon Zoo
Chris Miller
February 04, 2019 - 3:57 pm
Nearly seven months after biting through metal and escaping an enclosure at the Audubon Zoo, Valerio the jaguar will return to his now-fortified living space. The big cat escaped Saturday, July 14, before the zoo opened. No humans were injured but the jaguar attacked nine animals: five alpaca,...
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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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Don Ames
November 23, 2018 - 6:35 am
The Audubon Nature Institute introduces five weeks worth of Audubon Zoo Lights this evening. The event transforms a large section of the zoo with elaborate light displays. "Some amazing animal lanterns, full sized or bigger," says Brenda Walkenhorst, Director of Education Projects forAudubon Nature...
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November 04, 2018 - 12:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Two elephants in their 30s from New York have joined the pair of older elephants at the zoo in New Orleans. The Audubon Zoo said in a news release Friday that 36-year-old Surapa and 37-year-old Jothi are not yet consistently on view in the zoo's big new elephant yard because they...
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Don Ames
September 17, 2018 - 9:01 am
The Audubon Zoo is about to welcome a new inhabitant. "Jambi is his name," says Joel Hamilton, vice president and general curator at the Audubon Zoo. "He's a new male orangutan, coming to us in October. Jambi is making a big move, leaving the Hannover Zoo in Germany to start a new life in New...
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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 15, 2018 - 11:52 am
This Christmas season, the Audubon Zoo will light itself up for the holidays. The Audubon Zoo Lights will start Friday, November 23 and run through the end of December. The zoo entrance will be festooned with glowing Christmas ornaments, and inside the zoo many of the illuminated displays will take...
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