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Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation Hosts Dreamnight 2022

May 12 2022

BATON ROUGE, LA.— The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation will host its 15th Annual Private “Dreamnight” event at the Zoo on Friday, June 3rd from 6pm-8pm.  More than 100 zoos world-wide host Dreamnight, which is a private,...

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The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation Hosts 2nd Annual Wild Wine Walk at the Zoo on May 20th

April 05 2022

The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation is set to host its 2nd Annual Wild Wine Walk at the Zoo on May 20, 2022 from 5pm-7:30pm. Tickets went on sale to the public today. All proceeds benefit the Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation, the...

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Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation Launches Executive Director Search

March 31 2022

The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation (BRZF) board of directors has launched a national search for its next executive director. The BRZF—formerly Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo—engaged Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based management consulting firm, to coordinate...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo to Host Zippity Zoo Fest This Weekend!

March 28 2022

Baton Rouge, La – BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its annual Zippity Zoo Fest on Saturday, April 2nd and Sunday, April 3rd. This is an annual spring event that celebrates the Zoo’s Birthday! This year,...

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Louisiana Travel Association Honors Phil Frost as Louey Award Winner

February 25 2022

Alexandria, La. (Feb. 25, 2022) –  The Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) introduced Phil Frost as the winner of the Will Mangham Tourism Lifetime Achievement during its Annual Meeting earlier this month in Alexandria. Frost served as the Director of BREC&rsquo...

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New Zoo Director Announced!

February 15 2022

BREC is proud to announce that after a five-month national search, Jim Fleshman has been named the fourth Zoo Director in BREC’s history. Fleshman has worked alongside Phil Frost for the past three years, playing an integral role...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo & The Advocate Co-Host Annual Photo Contest

January 24 2022

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo & The Advocate are co-hosting their annual Zoo Photo Contest again this year. Submissions are being accepted February 1st - March 1st. Participants are encouraged to submit photos at the Zoo in a variety...

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Growing Old Gracefully - A Look Into The Zoo’s Geriatric Animal Friends

December 02 2021

Aging – perhaps something we think of only in terms of humans, but it’s actually a topic worth exploring as it relates to our animal collection. As they say, some things only get better with age – from...

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Female Giraffe Calf is Named By Community - REIGN!

November 09 2021

After hundreds of votes were tallied the name most beloved by our fans for our new baby girl giraffe is REIGN! If you haven't met her yet, make sure you come visit soon. She's a beauty and is...

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Celebrate the Holidays with Zoolights!

November 08 2021

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo invites the community to celebrate the holidays with ZooLights - a festive evening mile-long trail through the Zoo featuring more than 50 illuminated display sculptures of animals and traditional holiday spectacles. This year's event...

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Baton Rouge Zoo Director, Phil Frost, Announces Retirement

October 14 2021

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo Director, Phil Frost, announced today that he will set aside his current duties at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and enter retirement on February 4, 2022. His career spans 40+ years in the world...

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Art Gone Wild Submissions Now Open!

October 07 2021

The Zoo is hosting its annual “Art Gone Wild” art contest. Submissions are open now through December 1st.  Artists of all ages and experience levels are invited to paint or draw the Zoo animals that inspire...

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Summary of Necropsy Results - Burreaux

September 29 2021

To begin, thank you to our loving and caring followers. The past few weeks mourning the loss of our beloved Burreaux have been tough on the entire Zoo staff and community as a whole. We appreciate your kind words of...

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Boo at the Zoo 2021!

September 28 2021

Hancock Whitney Bank Presents The 25th Annual Boo at the Zoo October 16, 17, 23 and 24   September 28, 2021 BATON ROUGE, LA.— BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its 25th Annual in-house Boo at the Zoo on October 16, 17, 23, and 24 – Presented...

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AAZK Chapter Wins National Award!

September 16 2021

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is thrilled to announce that the Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers won the Chapter of the Year Award for 2021! This was among 118 chapters!   Through volunteering and fundraising efforts, they'...

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Baton Rouge Zoo Mourning the Loss of Burreaux

September 08 2021

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is profoundly mourning the loss of its 20 month-old male reticulated giraffe, Burreaux, who was born at the Zoo on December 26, 2019.   On Tuesday, September 7th, Burreaux experienced a sudden onset of acute symptoms that...

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Baton Rouge Zoo Announces Birth of Female Reticulated Giraffe

September 03 2021

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is happy to announce the birth of a female reticulated giraffe on August 31, 2021. The calf was born to an 8-year-old, second-time mother, Rosie, and a 15-year-old father, Rowan. To this point, the calf appears...

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7th Annual Brew at the Zoo to Take Place on October 1st!

July 30 2021

Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo is set to host their 7th Annual BREW at the Zoo on October 1, 2021 from 7pm – 10pm. Tickets will go on sale to the public on August 1st at www.brzoobrew.org for this...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo to Host Zippity Zoo Fest

March 11 2021

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its annual Zippity Zoo Fest on Saturday, March 27th and March 28th. This is an annual spring event that celebrates the Zoo’s 51st Birthday! Admission gates will be open from 9:30...

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BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo Begins Offering “Zooper Safe Birthday Parties” again!

February 02 2021

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is excited begin offering Zooper Birthday Parties again starting on February 1, 2021. The Zoo has made the appropriate modifications to be in compliance with Louisiana’s Open Safely Guidelines. Meanwhile, the Zoo has made...

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