We went on down to the Aubudon Zoo
And they all asked for you.
Not the exact song lyrics, but you get the point. You should have gone with us. The weather was great (warmish and sunny) and the crowd was minimal so we could walk and see what we liked without that “herding” feeling you get sometimes just going along with the crowd.
The boys and I went with a group of about 100 homeschoolers from the area so we got a great rate. But even if you have a minimum of 10 in your group you can get in for $3/person. What a great deal!
It’s been years since I had been to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans and my children have never been so it was time to go. Did they like it? Yes. How did it rank with other zoos we’ve been to? Well…they loved it. It’s up there at the top.
I think the Audubon Zoo is fantastic. The design was great and the animals were all out and fun to see (I took lots of pix) except for one small display being remodeled. That’s ok. We saw:
Elephants, Porcupines, Lemurs.
Otters, Wildebeest, Zebra.
Monkeys, Orangutans, Giraffes.
Flamingos, Reptiles, and Cougars.
Lions and Tigers and Bears!
We also found fat unicorns, and millions of Whistling Ducks living for the season in the Zoo’s lake. The Swamp area was the best and just as I remembered. I loved seeing the white alligators again.
There are other things to do: a children’s playground, Dinosaur Adventure, Carousel, and a splash pad for the summer to beat all. It’s so big there’s a train you can purchase a pass for to take you around, drop you off and pick you back up for the next stop.
Last time Gary and I were at the Audubon Zoo, the Louisiana Swamp Festival was taking place on the grounds and we had a blast. The most memorable part, only because we still talk about it, was the Moss Man…a cutout of a swamp monster looking thing you can put your face through on one side, covered with Spanish Moss on the other side. Gary stood there and I took a picture. He had chiggers from the moss and was in horrible discomfort for a few days. Lesson to be learned: do not hang out with fresh Spanish Moss. But, we had a good time!
If you’re heading to New Orleans this summer, check out the Audubon Zoo so they can stop asking me about you.