From the critter-filled swamps of Louisiana to the grasslands of Africa, you can explore some of the Earth's most intriguing ... More
From the critter-filled swamps of Louisiana to the grasslands of Africa, you can explore some of the Earth's most intriguing habitats and the creatures that dwell within them at this world-class zoo. Rated one of the top zoos in the United States, it features two rare white tigers as well as Komodo dragons. One of the newest exhibits, Jaguar Jungle, focuses on the people and animals of Central America, including the mysterious Mayan culture.
Beautiful zoo, easy to get to by way of the St Charles (Green) street car-get off at Audubom Park and take the free zoo shuttle. The people are friendly, really neat elephant show. The white alligator in the swamp is a must see, and the nursery is very cool. Insectarium isn't open yet, which was disappointing, maybe next time.
Beautiful, fun (but want a rental car to get there/back)
By A Yahoo Contributor, 2/27/05
We did this as part of the Zoo/Aquarium/IMAX package. The first day we attempted to go, we couldn't make it because the boat schedule just didn't fit into our plans. Which is my only real complaint about the Zoo -- getting there. Especially by boat. Very limited times to travel there/get back (we literally ran thru part of the zoo to try to see as much as possible before we had to catch the boat back). You can take the streetcar, but that seems to be more time-consuming (though we may have seen more of the zoo in that case). Focusing on the positives: it's a beautiful zoo. Lots of different animals, the birds are gorgeous to watch, and how often do you get to see a nutria rat?? All in all, great place to go. Even better if you have a rental car!!
I had a blast at the zoo in New Orleans because it is HUGE and you have a good time throughout, especially on a nice day. The downside is that if you take the St Charles Streetcar, it'll take you a looong time because it goes slow...so just set some time aside and you'll enjoy yourself