Courtesy of Audubon Nature Institute
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Audubon Zoo is at 6500 Magazine St., adjacent to Audubon Park. Encompassing 58 acres of naturalistic habitats and more than 1,700 animals representing 350 species, the zoo is home to many rare and endangered species. Exhibits include the African Savanna; Asia; Watoto Walk and Farm; World of Primates; and Reptile Encounter, home to a Komodo dragon. Mayan temples and ruins are the setting for Jaguar Jungle, where guests can see endangered anteaters, alpacas, spider monkeys and ocelots as well as a variety of bats and small nocturnal creatures in the Criaturas de la Noche Bat House.

The Louisiana Swamp Exhibit recreates the culture and wildlife of a 1930s Cajun settlement. Narrated feedings are offered daily. The Swamp Train takes passengers on a tour of the zoo. Guests may go for a whirl on the Gottesman Endangered Species Carousel or go for a dip in Cool Zoo, a splash park featuring the Gator Run Lazy River (open seasonally).

Food is available. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.

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