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2014-06-16 08:25:48

NEW ORLEANS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Audubon Zoo recently welcomed an addition to its animal collection and it's a big one: Bonnie, a 15-year-old Southern White Rhino weighing in at more than two tons. She joins Audubon Zoo's lone male rhino, Saba, and two other females, Yvonne and Macite, age 51, the world's oldest rhino in captivity. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2013-12-03 23:30:11

Visitors get behind-the-scenes experience with Audubon Zoo's new Elephant Barn Tour experience. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Beginning Friday November 22, Audubon Zoo will unveil a visitor experience offering an up-close look at the new state-of-the-art living quarters for Panya and Jean, its two female Asian elephants. The encounters also offer visitors a chance to chat with the elephants’ keepers and a rare opportunity to meet the pachyderms face to face. The Elephant...

2011-07-20 08:22:00

NEW ORLEANS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If New Orleans isn't exactly top of mind when it comes to places for great family vacations, it's time to think again! To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/51082-audubon-zoo-aquarium-parakeet-vacation-family-new-orleans (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110720/MM35805) There is so much fun for families in the Big Easy, and some of these activities are new this summer....

2005-11-29 15:58:58

By Janet Guttsman NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans, battered by a hurricane and then swamped by floods, is getting ready for the return of visitors, senior city officials said on Tuesday. Speaking three months to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated much of the city and sent its population fleeing to new homes around America, the officials said tourists should reassess their doomsday notions of New Orleans, a city of almost half a million people before the storm. "We are...

2005-11-25 17:47:48

By Janet Guttsman NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Visitors streamed into New Orleans' Audubon Zoo as it opened on Friday for the first time since Hurricane Katrina, bringing a hint of normality to a city still shattered, shuttered and largely depopulated by the storm. By the zoo's scheduled 10 a.m. opening time, some 1,000 parents and children were lined up outside the gates of the 120-year-old facility, peering in at gaudy pink flamingos on view just inside. By noon, the lawns and paths...

2005-07-18 19:42:35

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A rare white alligator is being housed at Riverbanks Zoo, but the reptile is seen only by its keepers because it's evidence in a legal case against the brothers who captured it. Ted Clamp, 59, and his brother Heyward, 62, argue that they took the gator in to protect it, but they are charged with taking and possessing an American alligator, a crime under a state law designed to protect an endangered species. The brothers, who operate a private zoo for snakes, alligators and...


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