Happy Earth Day! A big thanks to the New Orleans East community and volunteers who helped make Audubon Louisiana Nature Center’s open house yesterday a big success. We are working hard to complete exhibits and trails and look forward to sharing this treasure with community this summer!
Happy Earth Day A big thanks to the New Orleans East community
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Did you know: Audubon Zoo’s male sunbittern was hatched in 1991 and our female in 2012. They both can be found in the Audubon Aviary! When threatened, these birds will spread their wings and hiss at intruders. The spots on their wings make them appear to be a larger animal than they are. Both male and female sunbitterns participate in building a large, bulky cup nest which they line with mud...
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Did you know Audubon Zoos male sunbittern was hatched in 1991 and
This Sunday, April 23 is the final Music Under the Oaks spring concert! Loyola University School of Music will be performing at the Newman Bandstand in Audubon Park from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. This FREE concert series is presented by Bellwether Technology and IBERIABANK. Food and drink will be available to purchase!
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Fun Facts: In order to tuck their long front claws out of the way, giant anteaters will walk on the wrists of their front feet. Giant anteaters are the largest of the anteater species. Their noses are up to 18 inches long and their bodies are usually around 3.28 to 3.98 feet long. Giant anteaters can weigh between 39 and 86 pounds! Visit the Zoo’s resident anteaters Anita and Brando in Jaguar...
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Fun Facts In order to tuck their long front claws out of
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Louisiana’s extensive wetlands are diverse, including bottomland swamps, coastal marshes, and even inland and urban wetlands. South Louisiana has as much as 45% of the wetlands found in the lower United States. #WetlandWednesday
Louisianas extensive wetlands are diverse including bottomland swamps coastal ma
Get the scoop on New Orleanians’ least favorite caterpillars! It’s buck moth caterpillar season, but there is good news!
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Patricia Armstrong-Hill
Brooke Wanamaker
Crown Calling
One of Audubon Zoo’s most beloved (and vocal!) residents is 37 years old this month. Crown is Audubon’s male siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus), the lesser ape who can be heard calling throughout the Zoo and Audubon Park. This “Great Call” is loud enough to make an unforgettable impression on the ears of anyone nearby. Visit Crown in Audubon Zoo’s World of Primates, and listen...
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Crown Calling One of Audubon Zoos most beloved and vocal residents is
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Did you know: Aldabra tortoises are generally active for less than four hours a day! They spend the other 20 hours of the day resting. Stop by Audubon Zoo and meet our three tortoises Magma (male), Xaviera (female) and Feldspar (male). Aldabra tortoises can easily exceed 100 years of age and our three have a combined age of more than 220 years old!
Did you know Aldabra tortoises are generally active for less than four
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Sarah Tetlow
Janis Frey Gibson
Check out the Aquarium’s sea otters, Ruby and Clara, enjoying their special ice treats! This type of enrichment stimulates them both physically and mentally, and this adorable duo LOVES them!
Want to meet an “otterly” adorable otter up-close? Click here to learn about our 30-minute behind the scenes sea otter experience: [ Audubonnatureinstitute.org Link ]
Maria Vitali
Maya Picard
Meg Dunnaway
Enjoy a scout overnight at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center! Sleep indoors in the Nature Center exhibit hall, hike the boardwalk trails and meet native wildlife up close.
Enjoy a scout overnight at Audubon Louisiana Nature Center Sleep indoors in

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Victoria Thorp
Clyde T. Poole
Kim Hudson
Happy #NationalFrogMonth! There are more than 4,000 frog species in the world! Sadly, frogs are facing challenges in the wild. One third of known amphibian species are threatened with extinction, but you can help! #SavingSpecies
Mary Elizabeth Nadell
Visit Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium now to see a temporary display of a unique family heirloom. On display are real eggs, from various species of birds, that have been meticulously cleaned and decorated with ornate insect embellishments! These heirlooms will be on display until Friday, April 21.
Visit Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium now to see a temporary display
Jenny Mercier
Megan Willis
All Audubon Nature Institute attractions are open all weekend! Spend time with the family at the Zoo, Aquarium and Insectarium!
All Audubon Nature Institute attractions are open all weekend Spend time with

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Cool Zoo is officially OPEN for Spring Break! When the temperature goes up, it’s a perfect time to cool down at Audubon Zoo. And this year, Audubon Nature Institute is offering families a savings opportunity with the new Zoo + Cool Zoo combo discount. Read more:
Cool Zoo is officially OPEN for Spring Break When the temperature goes

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Exciting News: Audubon Zoo will be closed Monday, April 24 for the installation of the new bronze sculptures in Cooper Plaza.

Cooper Plaza is the historic center of Audubon Zoo, welcoming visitors who have made their way through the front entrance and down a palm-lined promenade. It is where visitors take a moment to get oriented as they plan their day at the Zoo, and the newly-renovated...
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Exciting News Audubon Zoo will be closed Monday April 24 for the
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On Friday, April 14 the bunny will be hopping into Audubon Zoo to take pictures with guests! Visit the Zoo between 11:00am – 3:00pm to visit with the bunny and/or take a picture. There is no charge to visit/take a picture with the bunny, but there will be professional pictures offered if you wish to purchase one.
On Friday April 14 the bunny will be hopping into Audubon Zoo
Kimberly Woods-Cantrell
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Jenny Hartley Puglisi
The bald cypress tree (Taxodium distichum) is the Louisiana state tree. Ever wondered why it’s called a bald cypress? It loses its needles and becomes “bald” in the fall, creating the distinctive silhouette that defines so many iconic images of the Louisiana swamp. It is also distinguished by “cypress knees,” parts of the root system that poke up above the water. #WetlandWednesday
The bald cypress tree Taxodium distichum is the Louisiana state tree Ever
Have you seen termites swarming already in the New Orleans area? Watch this video to get the 411 on the different types of termites in New Orleans and when they swarm.
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Cool Zoo featuring Gator Run OPENS Friday, April 14! Check out the full season calendar and the NEW Zoo/Cool Zoo Combo Ticket!
Cool Zoo featuring Gator Run OPENS Friday April 14 Check out the

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Charlotte Page
Flying Colors
Louisiana is home to over 90 species of dragonflies displaying a breathtaking array of colors. We often see the Eastern Pondhawk’s pale blue males, and green females with banded abdomens. You can see many colors in the collection of mounted dragonfly specimens at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and from time to time, you might even see dragonfly nymphs in the...
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Flying Colors Louisiana is home to over 90 species of dragonflies displaying