Meet Birmingham, our female king vulture at Audubon Zoo! She is very friendly and loves interacting with her animal care staff. King vultures grow to about 2.5 feet tall and can weigh up to 10 pounds, making them the largest New World vulture, except for the condors. King vultures are classified as a species of least concern, but their has been a decline in the population due to habitat...
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Ruby, Audubon Aquarium's newest edition, and Clara just met and they are becoming fast friends! Sea otters are very social animals and will play, wrestle and even fall asleep together. Stop by the Aquarium and see their budding friendship for yourself!
It is the final stretch in the USA TODAY 10Best’s Readers’ Choice Travel Awards! We have been nominated for "Best Zoo" and "Best Aquarium.” Vote for Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas every day before time is up on Monday, March 27 at 11am.

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Menari, our 7 year old Sumatran Orangutan, is very playful and acrobatic! Sumatran Orangutans are critically endangered and there is thought to be under 7,500 left in the wild. At the current rate, Sumatran Orangutans could be extinct in the wild within 10 years or less. Visit Menari and learn about the plight to save this wonderful species! #SavingSpecies
Louisiana’s wetlands have played host to some of the most infamous invasive species stories in history. Perhaps the highest-profile is the nutria, introduced from South America in the 1930s, and now seen in abundance across south Louisiana and elsewhere. Nutria love our wetlands – for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in-between! Many attempts have been made to control the population and...
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Get your tickets today for Zoo-To-Do for Kids Presented by Tulane Pediatrics. There will be live music, games, inflatables, crafts, magicians, face painters, along with over 40 local restaurants. This event will take place Friday, April 28 and food/drink are included in the ticket price! The 29th annual Zoo-To-Do for Kids will celebrate a significant expansion of the ever-popular Jaguar Jungle...
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Big Bellies and Strong Swimmers!
For many, seahorses hold a magical allure. In the world of seahorses, one of the biggest is the pot-bellied seahorse (Hippocampus abdomanalis) from southeast Australia and New Zealand. This species, unlike many seahorses, is known as a strong swimmer that can travel hundreds of yards in one day. The narrow belly is distended, hence its name, and the males can...
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Music Under the Oaks is BACK with spring dates! Mark you calendar for March 26, April 2 & 9. This FREE concert series in Audubon Park is presented by Bellwether Technology and IBERIABANK.

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Did you know: Mandrills have hairy coats of olive green and grey with yellow and black bands and a white belly. Their hairless faces feature an elongated muzzle with striking characteristics such as a red stripe down the middle and protruding blue ridges on the sides, red nostrils and lips, a yellow beard and white tufts. On average, males weigh 55 pounds and females weigh 25 pounds. Visit...
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Get your tickets before it’s too late! Party with the Pelicans at Toast for the Coast TOMORROW, March 18th and help our Louisiana wetlands. #toastforthecoast #wetlandmvp

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Take a chance and support Audubon Zoo! The 2017 Whitney Zoo-To-Do Luxury Vehicle Raffle features a 2017 LEXUS RX350 generously donated by Lexus of New Orleans. This car, valued at $43,975, epitomizes luxury and convenience. Tickets are $100 each and a limit of 1,000 will be sold. We guarantee one lucky winner. The winner need not be present to win!

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Today we are at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas meeting our newest resident, sea otter #714. Stay tuned because we will reveal her name later in this live video! Throughout this live video feel free to ask your questions in the comment section. find out her name here: [ Ow.ly Link ]
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Do you know how long household products take to biodegrade?

Paper towels 2-4 weeks
Newspaper 6 weeks
Cardboard cereal box 2 months
Waxed milk carton 3 months
Biodegradable baby diaper 1 year
Styrofoam cup 50 years
Aluminum can 200 years
Plastic 6-pack soda rings 400 years
Plastic soda bottle 450 years
Disposable baby diaper 450 years
Piece of monofilament fishing line 600...
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With a heavy heart Audubon Aquarium announces that Kohl, one of its much-loved African penguins, has been humanely euthanized following a decline in health due to severe joint deterioration. Kohl, who had turned 28-years-old in November, was being treated daily with medication, but the advancement of the disease began to impact his quality of life. The decision was made by the animal care...
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Come out Saturday, March 18 for Earth Fest at Audubon Zoo! Earth Fest is a fun way for Zoo visitors to learn about saving the environment. Bring your family out for great food, entertainment and crafts all while learning about the environment!

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Happy National Learn About Butterflies Day from Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium! Celebrate with us by learning all about the Insectarium's resident butterflies! Throughout this live video feel free to ask your questions in the comment section. #NationalLearnAboutButterfliesDay
Join Pelicans stars Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins at Toast for the Coast this Saturday, March 18th at Audubon Zoo! Food, drink and live entertainment included in your ticket. #boogieandthebrow #toastforthecoast #partywiththepelicans

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Water Scorpions - What Do You Think?
These aquatic insects got their name from a perceived resemblance to true scorpions. They’re not the only scorpions Louisiana can claim, but they are much more common here than the arachnids from which their name is partly borrowed. Water scorpions have front legs that may look something like a scorpion’s claws, and in both animals these appendages are...
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What’s cuter than babirusa piglets!? Stop by the Zoo to see Ginger and Ivy in person! Like most pigs, babirusa enjoy wallowing in mud, which helps protect them from insects and the sun.