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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo Extending Hours for Reduced Price Wednesday Afternoon Admission

February 08 2017

  BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is extending the time frame that reduced price admission is offered on Wednesday afternoons by one full hour beginning today. The new reduced-price hours will be 2pm – 4pm, with Zoo grounds closing...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo to Host “I Heart My Zoo Day”

February 07 2017

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host “I Heart My Zoo Day” this Saturday, February 11th from 9:30am – 4pm (Grounds close at 5pm). The event will be a true Valentine’s Extravaganza that includes Safari...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo & The Advocate Co-Host Photo Contest

February 07 2017

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo & The Advocate are co-hosting their annual Photo Contest again this year. It began on February 1, 2017 and ends on March 20, 2017. Participants are encouraged to submit photos at the Zoo in a variety of...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo to Host ZooKrewe Trainings

January 19 2017

Baton Rouge, La –  BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host trainings for its ZooKrewe program throughout 2017. The ZooKrewe is a specialized volunteer program for teens ages 13-17 with a 3.0 GPA or above. This program provides a hands-on...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Honors International Cheetah Day

November 29 2016

BATON ROUGE, LA.— BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will honor International Cheetah Day on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. This species is on the Vulnerable and Endangered of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums ...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo’s Lighted Extravaganza

November 21 2016

BATON ROUGE, La.—BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo invites the community to visit ZooLights starting this week. In addition to lighted displays of peacocks, tigers and 30-foot elephants, visitors can enjoy other special holiday activities on the weekends....

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20th Annual Boo at the Zoo Brings Record Attendance

November 01 2016

BATON ROUGE, LA.— BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo hosted the 20th annual in-house Boo at the Zoo on October 22, 23, 29, and 30.   This merry, not scary trick-or-treat extravaganza began in 1996 with just under 3,900 visitors and this year welcomed over 27,000...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo Welcomes New Leaders

September 26 2016

BATON ROUGE, LA--BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo (brzoo.org) announced today two new professionals who will lead the marketing and development areas of the attraction.  Randy Haddad has joined the Zoo as Director of Development and Robyn Lott...

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Three Emu Chicks Hatched at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

April 14 2016

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the hatching of three emu chicks. Hatched at the Baton Rouge Zoo on March 25 through March 27, the three chicks are now on exhibit in the KidsZoo barn, where they will...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Hosts Annual Zippity Zoo Fest 2016

March 29 2016

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its annual Zippity Zoo Fest on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. Marking the anniversary of the Zoo’s Easter Sunday opening in 1970, Zippity Zoo Fest also kicks off the beginning of...

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Consultants Present Final Results of Study of BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

March 24 2016

ADDITIONAL ARTICLE RESOURCES Full Conceptual Site Planning Report (March 2016) Executive Summary of Conceptual Site Planning Report (March 2016) Feasibility Study Report (released May 2015) Video of Presentation to the BREC Commission (March 2016) Schultz & Williams, zoo consultants, present their final report...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo Mourns Loss of Two Giraffes

March 20 2016

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the deaths of two of its adult female giraffes. Both giraffes, ages 24 and 30, died at the Zoo early Saturday morning. The Zoo’s 24-year-old giraffe, Hope, has being...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Mourns the Loss of Newborn Golden Lion Tamarin

March 15 2016

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of its newborn golden lion tamarin. Born at the Baton Rouge Zoo on March 9, zoo keepers found the baby in an extremely weakened condition on Monday morning,...

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Golden Lion Tamarin Baby Born at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

March 11 2016

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of a new baby golden lion tamarin. Born at the Baton Rouge Zoo on March 9, the baby is now on exhibit with its mother and father, who are...

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Zoo Director Phil Frost Elected as Chairman of Louisiana Travel Promotion Association’s Board

February 24 2016

Phil Frost, Director of BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo was installed as Chairman of the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association (LTPA) Board of Directors at the association’s annual membership meeting at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo to Close at Noon on February 23 Due to Severe Weather

February 23 2016

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo announced earlier this morning that it will close at noon today due to the threat of severe weather across the region. “This early closure will help protect the safety of our guests, animals...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Hosts Annual Boo at the Zoo 2015

October 14 2015

BATON ROUGE, LA. —  BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its 19th annual in-house Boo at the Zoo on October 17, 18, 24 and 25. This merry, not scary trick-or-treat extravaganza has become Baton Rouge’s largest trick-or-treat event, and...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Announces New Baby Siamang

October 12 2015

BATON ROUGE, LA. —  BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of a new baby siamang. Born at the Baton Rouge Zoo on Thursday, October 8, the baby is now on exhibit with its mother,...

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Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo to Hold 10th Annual

August 06 2015

BATON ROUGE, LA. —  Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo will hold their 10th annual Zoo Run Run 5K and ½ Mile Fun Run, presented by Assurance Financial, on Saturday, August 22, with registration opening at 6:30 a.m. Both the...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo to Celebrate Tiger Cubs’ First Birthday

July 29 2015

BATON ROUGE, LA. —  On Saturday, August 1, the general public is invited to help BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo wish its two female Malayan tiger cubs, Hadiah and Kayu Merah, a happy first birthday. The cubs, who were...

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