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    Went to the zoo today. I was not impressed. Actually unimpressed is a mild word for my actual feelings about this zoo. I am not sure it should be called a zoo any longer. A place without an elephant more correctly described as a “side show”. The Monkey island had 2 monkeys on it. There were many un-used cages. some of the cages had old signs from days gone by. There was 1 rhino, 2 pygmy hippo’s, a few deer and gazelles etc. Overall basically a nearly empty zoo. The Zoo seems to have spent all of its money on the Front entry building instead of on animals. I spoke with a few animal care takers. One said “most of the animals are very old”. The cheetah’s are nearly blind and the 2 bears are simply to old to care about most anything. Another animal care taker told me that they would have a few elephants a few years from now. The New Iberia Zoo is smaller but has more populations of each animal type they exhibit. Overall the Baton Rouge Zoo simply looks like a collection of people who are simply drawing a paycheck and don’t really care if you see any animals or not.

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    Would have given it 5 stars but a number of the animals were not active and missing. Cheap admission and average concession prices. Good way to kill a few hours with the kids. Free parking also.

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    My daughter had her 4th birthday here and they went above and beyond for us! She loved the party and so did everyone who came. We have always loved our zoo but it is truly so nice and clean and has such variety of animals!!! Thank you so much for the best birthday ever. Kate loved it!

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    Well kept park. Not the best selection of animals, but you can still easily spend a few hours there. Also it’s cheap

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    It was a neat zoo to visit. No crowds or anything during the week. Saw a lot of animals even in this crazy heat. Didn’t have straws or spoons to enjoy frozen treats though. Staff very friendly. Was a great trip.