on Environmental Science and Technology
Orleans Audubon Zoo
Audubon Zoo is renowned for being one of the best zoos in the
country with more than 1800 of the world's rarest animals displayed
in their natural habitats.
zoo boasts an impressive 58 acre area. One of the most famous
exhibits is the Louisiana Swamp Exhibit which is the world's only
urban swamp. The swamp is blooming with wildlife and natural vegetation
native to natural swamps in Louisiana. Over 100 species live within
these swamps including white alligators and the alligator snapping
alligators and white tigers you may have never seen. These species
are some of the rarest in the world.
to get there:
(or take bus/taxi) 15 minutes toward the river and you will arrive
at the end of Canal Street. There you can board the Riverboat,
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, which is the Mississippi River link between
two world-class facilities, the Aquariums of Americas and the
Audubon Zoo. It is a 7-mile cruise and the busy port of New Orleans
can be appreciated during the trip. Educational signage presented
by the Audubon Institute focus on natural science issues pertaining
to our local environment.