Audubon Zoo

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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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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Audubon Zoo
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 16, 2018 - 10:53 am
Officials at the Audubon Zoo say another animal has died following Saturday's attack by an escaped jaguar, Valerio. "We are sad to announce that Rusty, our fox who was being treated by veterinarians following the attack by our male jaguar, became critical last evening and despite best efforts,...
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