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We Are Growing

Exciting fun is just around the corner!
Audubon Nature Institute is growing with so much new to do coming up soon.

Audubon Zoo

These Audubon Zoo Exhibits Are Currently Closed for Construction:

  • Elephant Exhibit – Reopening 2016
  • Sea Lion Pool – Upper and lower pools are closed; animals are off-exhibit. Reopening 2015

See details on these upcoming new Audubon Zoo enhancements below!

Where are the elephants?

Audubon’s elephants make specially scheduled public appearances as they (and we!) await completion of their brand new, spacious exhibit. When not in public view, they’re taking it easy behind-the-scenes, getting ready for the big ribbon-cutting on their new habitat in 2016.

> Read the Press Release
> View the new Site Plan
See the new Elephant Barn

Have a Water Fight with an Elephant at the Renewed Audubon Zoo



We're creating new experiences for you all around Audubon Zoo. Here's what we're working on:

  • Asian Domain
    While we work to expand Asian Domain, you can still see beautiful leopards, wave to the sun bears, visit Audubon’s famous white tiger and watch the playful babirusa and small-clawed otters as we make one of Audubon’s most beautiful areas even more special. The new elephant exhibit will open in 2016.
  • Sea Lion Pool
    The upper and lower pools are both closed, and the sea lions are off-exhibit while work happens on filtration and other systems. The sea lions should be back on-exhibit in 2015.

    While we are busy creating new adventures for you throughout Audubon Zoo, remember to swing by two of Audubon Zoo’s most famous exhibits. The Louisiana Swamp is a true swamp experience in the middle of the city, with gators galore and the Cypress Knee Café if you want to grab a snack. Right next to the Swamp, Jaguar Jungle features animals like lively spider monkeys, anteaters and the incredible jaguars, exhibited amid Central America stone structures carved to look just like the originals. 

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