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5TH ANNUAL BREW AT THE ZOO SET FOR OCTOBER 5, 2018

August 24 2018

Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo is set to host the 5th Annual BREW at the Zoo on October 5, 2018 from 7pm – 10pm. Tickets are now on sale at www.brzoobrew.org for this flagship craft-beer tasting event, which benefits...

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Brew Ticket Pre-Sale Party Set for July 27th at Tin Roof Brewing Company

June 27 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA. —  Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo is set to host the 5th Annual BREW at the Zoo on October 5, 2018 from 7pm – 10pm. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on August 1, 2018. This...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo to Host Private Dreamnight Event

May 29 2018

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its 12th Annual Private “Dreamnight” event at the Zoo this Friday, June 1st from 6pm-8pm.  More than 100 zoos world-wide host Dreamnight, which is a private, invitation-only event for...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo to Host City Appreciation Days

May 15 2018

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo will be hosting Baton Rouge City Appreciation Days throughout the month of June, as way to thank East Baton Rouge Parish residents for their support. The Zoo will be offering "Buy One, Get One" pricing...

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A New Zoo & Reimagined Greenwood Timeline

May 15 2018

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo’s AAZK Chapter to Host “Bowling for Rhinos”

May 08 2018

Baton Rouge, La – On Friday, June 15, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo’s American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) Chapter will host Bowling for Rhinos from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Circle Bowl at 8878 Florida Blvd. All Proceeds...

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Zoo Report Clarifications

May 01 2018

In response to a citizen’s recent presentation to the Metro Council and that has been shared and circulated on social media recently, in which a number of egregious accusations were made regarding animal care at BREC&rsquo...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo to Host “Party for the Planet”

April 12 2018

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host “Party for the Planet.”  This is a day filled with conservation, education, special keeper chats, animal enrichments, and fun for the family in honor of Earth...

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Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo to Host “Bistro For Your Cause”

April 10 2018

Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo will host “Bistro for your Cause” on Tuesday, April 24 from 5 pm to 9pm at the Mid-City location of Bistro Byronz located at 5412 Government Street. The event will be a fun & delicious...

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Association of Zoos and Aquariums opts to not renew accreditation for BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo

March 26 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA--BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is disappointed to announce that the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has opted to not renew its accreditation after this weekend’s review by the AZA’s Accreditation Commission,...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo To Host “Spring Green” At the Zoo

February 14 2018

Baton Rouge, La – BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host “Spring Green” on Saturday, March 17th from 9:30am – 4pm (Grounds close at 5pm). The event will Celebrate "Being Green" and involve education on how our...

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Phil Frost Elected Chairman of the Board for Species360

February 09 2018

Baton Rouge, La –  Phil Frost, Director of BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, was recently elected Chairman of the Board for Species360, which is an international data sharing company aiding over 1,000 member institutions, including the global community of...

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

February 05 2018

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo & The Advocate will co-host their annual Photo Contest again this year. It begins on February 1, 2018 and ends on March 20, 2018. Participants are encouraged to submit photos at the Zoo in a variety of categories,...

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

January 23 2018

Baton Rouge, La – BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host “I Heart My Zoo Day” Saturday, February 10th from 9:30am – 4:00pm (Grounds close at 5:00pm). The event will be a true Valentine’s Extravaganza...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo announces the birth of a female sable

December 21 2017

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is delighted to announce the birth of a female sable on December 10, 2017 to a first-time 4-year-old mother in the Zoo’s Africa loop. Interestingly, the calf will actually lie down & hide for...

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Zoo Closure Information

December 08 2017

The Zoo will be closed today, December 8th, due to inclement weather. We will make a determination about Zoolights later today. Thank you for your patience & understanding. 

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo to Host Annual FrogWatch Program in 2018

November 29 2017

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host a FrogWatch Program in 2018 and welcome volunteers to get involved. FrogWatch USA was created in 1998 by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as a contributory Public Participation in Scientific Research. In 2009,...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Introduces Amazon Wish List Program for Animals

November 07 2017

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce the launch of its Wish List program for Zoo animals through Amazon. The Zoo is always looking for ways to add enrichment to the animal's lives. This new...

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Eagle Scout Provides Goat Enrichment Project to BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

November 06 2017

At BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, we are constantly in search of economical ways to provide our animals with new enrichments and activities. Thanks to the hard work of some local Eagle Scouts, the Zoo has been able to...

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BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Welcomes the Holidays with ZooLights & Art Gone Wild!

November 01 2017

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo invites the community to celebrate the holidays with two great events – ZooLights and Art Gone Wild. ZooLights will run November 24 through December 30. Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Admission gates open 5:30pm-8pm,...

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