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Address: 3601 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70704
Phone Number: 225-775-3877
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Description: More than 944 animals and birds, set in their natural outdoor habitats...
More than 944 animals and birds, set in their natural outdoor habitats, plus a children's area, tram and train rides make this a family-friendly attraction.
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Nice little zoo

We decided to go to the Baton Rouge Zoo since it was one of the few attractions actually open on a Monday. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the zoo. We saw many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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McDonough, Georgia
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McDonough, Georgia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We decided to go to the Baton Rouge Zoo since it was one of the few attractions actually open on a Monday. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the zoo. We saw many animals that we had never seen before in other zoos. The park was very clean and the employees were extremely welcoming. It is also a... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We used to bring our children here often when they were small. It was a great place to get them out and expose them to different animals. Over the years the zoo has fallen into disrepair and seems neglected. I know the newest manager is trying to revive it. The new tiger exhibit is a great example of that.

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Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Go and see the new tiger cubs!! This zoo has a nice assortment of animals to see and experience and a great little gift shop... Enjoy!

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Plaquemine, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The Baton Rouge Zoo is a great place to spend an afternoon with grandkids! Well kept natural habitat, nice variety of animals, snack bar, picnic area, a train to ride--all fun!

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Missed half of it because my wife's best friends husband is a jerk. But really loved this zoo. The pygmy hippo was awesome. Have been to a lot of zoo's & I think this one is one of the best. Audubon is high priced & I think you pay for the name in New Orleans. Wasn't overly impressed with the... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This zoo is honestly depressing, theres very few animals and the ones they have look like they want to kill themselves. I only take my son here for the BOO at the Zoo which is horribly ran each year. The lines are long as if they don't expect such a turn out. Nothing seems to be ran efficiently at this... More 

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Monticello, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It was an Awesome day spent with my children at a great zoo... We got to see several animals that we have never seen. The pygmy hippo, the cheetah, and the Black leopard were highlights...

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Was impressed at the Baton Rouge Zoo. Landscape was really cool and lots of birds and other mammals there. Even got to see a baby porcupine looking thing. Zoo person who had porcupine was very up to speed on the ins and outs of it. If you are a hobby photographer, you can take some really cool pics here. Kids... More 

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Grand Cayman
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Its an old zoo and some of the enclosures are a bit small for the animals. That said, they all look to be in good health and are well cared for. They have some rare animals and very friendly staff. Its also very cheap to visit - less than $10 for an adult.

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Walker, Louisiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I do love going to the zoo, but some of the things are under construction and seem a little run down. That being said, no child would even notice so they sure don't care. I love that there's a lot of natural shade because it does get hot here and you need a reprieve from it or you'll just melt.... More 

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