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Scales & Ales: Audubon Aquarium’s Premier Party After Dark
Scales and Ales will transform the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas into the popular adults-only party on Friday, Sept. 29. Organizers for the premier fundraising party dive into what party-goers can expect at the this year’s event.
13
Sep
2017
www.nolaweekend.com
Zoo volunteer who once raised orangutans now raises money for their survival
Marcia Frank, with Feliz, has been a volunteer for more than 30 years at the primate exhibit at the Audubon Zoo.
03
Sep
2017
www.theadvocate.com
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium becomes home to world's largest wasps
The Insectarium's newest resident is one for the record books. A small collection for tarantula hawks now occupies an exhibit at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium downtown. The insect is technically a wasp and its name comes in part from their primary prey, the much bigger tarantula.
01
Sep
2017
www.wwltv.com
Ron, Moon And The White Alligators Of Audubon Zoo
Today, the Audubon Zoo is treasured by residents and visitors alike. But it wasn’t always that way.
17
Aug
2017
wwno.org
300 unique New Orleans moments: Audubon Zoo opens doors as Merz Memorial Zoo On May 15, 1938
Audubon Park housed collections of animals as early as 1893. But it wasn’t until 20 years later the zoo as New Orleanians know it began to take shape.
13
Aug
2017
www.theadvocate.com
Learn the Benefits of Eating Bugs at Bug Appétit
If you’re looking to try a new adventure in eating, you’ll find some interesting bugs on the menu at Bug Appétit — the creative bug cafe inside Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
08
Aug
2017
www.nolaweekend.com
Summer of Sustainability: Overlooked seafood on the plate at Audubon series
These dinners operate on two clashing and daunting numbers: 85 percent of the world’s fisheries have been pushed to their limits (according to the World Wildlife Federation), but 1 in 70 in Louisiana work in the seafood industry with an annual economic impact of $2.4 billion (according to the Louisiana Seafood Board).
25
Jul
2017
www.theadvocate.com
Zoo Interviews Wildlife Paradise in the Louisiana Bayou: A Conversation with Ron Forman, CEO of Audubon Nature Institute
Ron Forman is the longest tenured director of any zoo in the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums, having run the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans for over 40 years. Not only did he turn Audubon into a fantastic zoo but he also helped create the Audubon Nature Institute, which includes the zoo, aquarium, several nature centers and even a wildlife research and breeding center in collaboration with San Diego Zoo Global.
21
Jul
2017
www.zoophoria.net
There's A New Baby Flamingo At The Audubon Zoo!
Is there anything in this world cuter than newborn animals? Definitely not. The Audubon Zoo just announced the birth of a baby flamingo, and we are in love!
18
Jul
2017
www.southernliving.com
Here's why the Audubon Aquarium has stopped offering plastic straws
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans is phasing out plastic straws, bags and other plastic products at its attractions. The move is part of a nationwide initiative to reduce the enormous amount of plastic pollution dumped in the world's oceans every day.
11
Jul
2017
www.nola.com
Wild Bill & an Australian Cockroach pose for All American Pet Photo Day
WGNO News with a Twist features guy Wild Bill Wood poses with the closest thing he's got to a pet. Wild Bill strikes a pose with one of the cockroaches from the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans.
11
Jul
2017
wgno.com
Baby lemurs ready to explore their new habitat at Audubon Zoo
Mother’s Day was extra special this year in the World of Primates at Audubon Zoo as Tahiri, matriarch of the lemur habitat, gave birth to a pair of male newborns.
06
Jul
2017
wgno.com
Audubon Zoo Gets New VP
The director and CEO of the Sacramento Zoo is taking on a new role -- in Louisiana.
06
Jul
2017
wrno.iheart.com
'Swamp Deer' Fawn at New Orleans Zoo; Species Vulnerable
The first fawn has been born to a small herd of Barasingha deer at the zoo in New Orleans.
30
Jun
2017
www.usnews.com
Dr. Kyle Burks Named New Managing Director of Audubon Zoo
Audubon Nature Institute is pleased to announce Dr. Kyle Burks as its new Vice President and Managing Director of Audubon Zoo and Park. Kyle was selected from a list of highly qualified candidates from across the country and brings years of experience to Audubon.
28
Jun
2017
www.inparkmagazine.com
Little white lies: Costumes fool Audubon whooping cranes into learning survival skills
Like any good parents, the keepers caring for two whooping crane chicks hatched at the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center in Lower Coast Algiers want nothing more than for their charges, part of a critically endangered species, to be able to take care of themselves when they grow up.
21
Jun
2017
www.theadvocate.com
Audubon Nature Institute Summer of Sustainability's world is its oyster
Aububon Nature Institute's Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (GULF) kicked off another Summer of Sustainability dinners by focusing on the oyster. It was also a way to tie in the New Orleans Oyster Festival (June 3 and 4).
15
Jun
2017
www.nola.com
A sneak peek as Audubon Louisiana Nature Center's reopening nears
For Brenda Walkenhorst, the fun part of exploring the trails is finding something different every day.
10
Jun
2017
www.nola.com
Audubon Zoo to bid farewell to Casey and Berani, gorilla and orangutan set to depart New Orleans
For the better part of two decades, Casey and Berani have enthralled and educated visitors to the Audubon Zoo by doing the sorts of things gorillas and orangutans do: sitting, sleeping, snacking, lounging, playing and otherwise whiling away the hours in their habitats.
07
Jun
2017
www.theadvocate.com
Bees have new home with newly added sculpture at Audubon Zoo
A new sculpture at Audubon Zoo is a work of art that also serves as a nesting site for wild bees.
05
Jun
2017
www.wdsu.com
Audubon Nature Center will finally reopen 12 years after Hurricane Katrina
Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, the beloved attraction destroyed 12 years ago in Hurricane Katrina, will reopen sometime after Labor Day.
02
Jun
2017
www.fox8live.com
New sculpture at Audubon Zoo doubles as 'bee palace'
There’s buzz about a new sculpture installed at the Audubon Zoo.
01
Jun
2017
www.wwltv.com
Audubon raising whooping crane chicks (WDSU)
Animal care experts at Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center are working around the clock to raise three endangered whooping crane chicks.
27
May
2017
partner.criticalmention.com
Two Amazing Programs for Great Causes at the Audubon Nature Institute
Audubon Nature Institute, an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), is joining with the AZA and other accredited aquariums and zoos to take action and help reverse this trend. The “Invest In The Nest” campaign seeks to raise $150,000 to help build and place 1,500 artificial nests for African penguins in South Africa and Namibia through crowdfunding on Kickstarter.
25
May
2017
kadn.com
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium offers outdoor nighttime exploration
Small groups of up to 15 people ages 8 and up will learn about the bugs that buzz after dark during Wild Nights — Insect Adventure from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 16 and July 14 at the Audubon Wilderness Park at the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, 14001 Patterson Road, in New Orleans.
24
May
2017
www.theadvocate.com
Audubon G.U.L.F. dinner series announced
Audubon Nature Institute's Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) announced its second annual Summer of Sustainability dinner series, which begins June 1 with a dinner highlighting oysters at the Aquarium of the Americas (1 Canal St.).
22
May
2017
www.bestofneworleans.com
Sustainable Seafood dinner series at the aquarium
John Fallon, G.U.L.F. Program, and Chef Alex Harrell of Angeline restaurant offer a preview of a new sustainable seafood series starting June 1 at Audubon Nature Institute.
18
May
2017
www.wwltv.com
Invest in the Nest: Save Penguins from Extinction: Artificial nests for endangered African penguins that could help a species facing extinction.
African penguins are in peril. Where once there were over one million breeding pairs of penguins, now there are only about 25,000. And if we don’t act right now, we could lose the species entirely to extinction.
18
May
2017
icrowdnewswire.com
Saving Animals from Extinction with a Trip to Our Local Zoo
One thing we love to do with our kids is going to the local zoo. Because it’s an hour away, we make a whole day out of the experience. We begin our day with coffee and beignets from Café Du Monde and follow it with hours of fun in the New Orleans zoo.
17
May
2017
www.laurafuentes.com
Irma Thomas performs at the Audubon Zoo for Mother's Day: Photo gallery
The Queen of Soul, Irma Thomas, performed for the 34th year at the annual Mother's Day concert at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on Sunday (May 14).
14
May
2017
www.nola.com
Critically Endangered Sea Turtle Released Into the Wild After Being Caught in Fishing Line
A critically endangered sea turtle that had previously been caught in a Louisiana fisherman’s line is now being released back into the wild following months of grueling rehabilitation.
11
May
2017
www.insideedition.com
Worms and Swarms: A Bug (Man)'s Life
If it’s Mother’s Day, it must be termite swarm season. Few people know this fact better than Zack Lemann. He is the chief entomologist at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, where he indulges his lifelong love of New Orleans and all of its six-legged denizens.
11
May
2017
wwno.org
Whitney Zoo-to-Do proves after 40 years, it still has that magic
The stars couldn't have aligned more fortuitously than they did at this year's Whitney Zoo-to-Do on Friday (May 5).
11
May
2017
www.nola.com
Audubon Zoo continues Mother's Day tradition with Thomas, brunch buffet
Families heading down to the Audubon Zoo for the traditional Mother's Day performance by Irma Thomas this year will have a new dining option: a brunch buffet in the Audubon Tea Room.
11
May
2017
www.hammondstar.com
ICYMI: This underwater lightsaber battle at Audubon Aquarium!
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas celebrated May the 4th with an underwater lightsaber battle all in honor of Star Wars!
05
May
2017
www.wdsu.com
Zoo-to-Do: Vintage photos from The Times-Picayune, from the '70s to today
In 1972, the Audubon Zoo was called an "animal ghetto." Concerned citizens rallied to raise funds to improve the zoo, and in 1972, Kitty Duncan was the chair of the first Zoo-to-Do. Originally called the Beast Bash, it was held at the Marriott Hotel.
05
May
2017
www.nola.com
Three critically-endangered Mississippi Sandhill Crane hatch at Audubon
The first three Mississippi Sandhill Cranes of what is hoped to be many more this season have hatched at the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center. Mississippi Sandhill Cranes are a critically-endangered species that was on the brink of extinction nearly thirty years ago.
02
May
2017
wgno.com
New wildlife statues make a splash at Audubon Zoo's watering hole fountain
Audubon Zoo debuted new bronze sculpture elephants that replaced the previous papier-mâché figures installed near the zoo's Asian elephant exhibit at the annual Zoo-to-Do for Kids Friday. You can check out the creation and installation of the new sculpture in this gallery.
30
Apr
2017
www.theadvocate.com
Raw: New Orleans zoo debut for baby monkey
A baby monkey made its debut at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.
28
Apr
2017
www.usatoday.com
See what Audubon Zoo's new elephant sculpture looks like
Five bronze lions will join the elephants as part of the fountain sculpture. The submerged hippo structures currently in place will remain. Russell is also creating five meerkat sculptures, which will be fixed to benches surrounding the fountain.
24
Apr
2017
www.nola.com
Whitney Zoo to Do Auction
Audubon Nature Institute hosts Zoo-To-Do for Kids Presented by Tulane Pediatrics and Whitney Zoo-To-Do auction.
23
Apr
2017
www.wdsu.com
Here's what Audubon Nature Institute is doing to help save two endangered cranes
The Audubon Nature Institute took us into the Species Survival Center to learn more about two very endangered cranes: the whooping crane and the Mississippi sandhill crane.
22
Apr
2017
www.wdsu.com
Teaching with the sharks: Diving educator turns aquarium into classroom
Volunteer diver and science teacher Wendy DeMers talks to students from Homer Plessy Community School about sharks using the aquarium's specialized communications system while she dives in the Gulf of Mexico tank at the Aquarium of the Americas.
21
Apr
2017
www.nola.com
TOUCHING VIDEO: Teens battling cancer, other illnesses get glammed up for prom night
Prom night is usually the highlight of many teens, but to those who are suffering with cancer or other illnesses, that dream may be far-fetched. Advertisement But thanks to volunteers and donations, that dream became a reality Friday night for 200 teens at "Prom of Champions" at the Audubon Aquarium of Americas.
16
Apr
2017
www.wdsu.com
John Snell talks with Stephanie Joseph & Amanda Kaufman from Audubon Zoo about questions regarding Serval Cats and general training information
John Snell talks with Stephanie Joseph & Amanda Kaufman from Audubon Zoo about questions regarding Serval Cats and general training information
13
Apr
2017
www.fox8live.com
Zoo and Aquarium ranked in the top 10 as best in the country
A USA TODAY Readers' Choice poll voted the Audubon Zoo and the Aquarium of the America's both in the top 10, for best zoo and best Aquarium.
07
Apr
2017
www.wwl.com
Must-see-video: Ruby the otter makes Audubon Aquarium debut
Ruby the sea otter made her debut Thursday at the Audubon Aquarium.
04
Apr
2017
www.nola.com
What does a buck moth caterpillar sting feel like
NOLA.com met with Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium's bug guru Zack Lemann.
03
Apr
2017
www.nola.com
Pelicans and Audubon Nature Institute Team Up to Supply Every Elementary School in Louisiana with Children's Book 'Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh'
Children's book encourages literacy and education and importance of state's wetlands.
27
Mar
2017
www.nba.com
Help the Audubon Zoo and Aquarium Get National Recognition
You can help the Audubon Zoo and Aquarium get national recognition
23
Mar
2017
www.fox8live.com
New Orleans Pelicans hosts Toast for the Coast benefit at Audubon Zoo
The opportunity to meet New Orleans Pelicans players and help save the wetlands? A question posed and enthusiastically answered "yes" by the more than 500 attendees at Toast for the Coast Gala, March 18.
22
Mar
2017
www.nola.com
UNO and Audubon Nature Institute collaborate to improve wildlife conservation research
The University of New Orleans (UNO) and Audubon Nature Institute have launched the Sustainable Wildlife Fellowship/Internship program, a collaborative venture aimed at addressing some of the most pressing research topics in wildlife conservation and professional training in the field of wildlife management.
20
Mar
2017
gentillymessenger.com
Why is (almost) everyone obsessed with April the giraffe?
Millions of people are tuning into the live feed of a pregnant giraffe at a New York zoo. For more than a month people have been watching and waiting for April's calf to arrive. But why are so many people interested - almost obsessed?
13
Mar
2017
www.fox8live.com
WATCH: Young Otter Brings Her Favorite Toy With Her to Her New Home
Staff at the Audubon Aquarium is calling her “otterly” adorable, and we believe that’s a fair description.
10
Mar
2017
people.com
Here's how to get Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium on '10 best' list
Audubon Zoo and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are finalists for USA Today's Readers' Choice for Best Zoo and Best Aquarium awards.
04
Mar
2017
www.wdsu.com
Shamarr Allen to headline Soul Fest at Audubon Zoo
Soul Fest returns to the Audubon Zoo this weekend with two full days of live music Saturday (March 4) and Sunday.
02
Mar
2017
www.nola.com
WATCH: Penguins March in Mardi Gras Parade to Encourage Bead Recycling
When it comes to Mardi Gras, these penguins do not mess around. These happy feet reside at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in Louisiana, where penguins put together their very own Mardi Gras celebration to help raise awareness for a Mardi Gras bead recycling programs.
28
Feb
2017
people.com
Ron Forman, the Audubon Nature Institute CEO, joined Fox 8 to talk about the 40th Annual Zoo-To-Do Fundraiser
Learn how the New Orleans community rallied 40 years ago to transform Audubon Zoo from one of the worst zoos in the country to one of the best, and Audubon's latest work to save animals from extinction.
22
Feb
2017
www.fox8live.com
610 Stompers and Audubon penguins team up to recycle Mardi Gras beads
The 610 Stompers are teaming up with the Audubon Nature Institute to collect and recycle plastic Mardi Gras beads.
21
Feb
2017
wgno.com
WE'VE GOT YOUR WEEKEND: WHERE TO MUSIC, WHERE TO FILM, WHERE TO ART, AND WHERE TO PARADE
Nature and music are coming together, and not just on the streets for Carnival. Audubon Nature Institute and Abstract NOLA present Arts in the Park, a free, monthly concert series in Woldenberg Riverfront Park featuring music performances, live painting, food trucks, art vendors and more.
15
Feb
2017
nolavie.com
Groundhog Day 2017: T-boy the nutria expects 'wonderful weather' for Mardi Gras
While the rest of the nation relies upon Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day, New Orleans folks at Audubon Zoo Thursday (Feb. 2) morning put their faith in T-boy, the nutria, for his annual weather prediction.
03
Feb
2017
www.nola.com
Another cute Twitter clash, but this time for a cause
n Wednesday, the hashtag #CuteAnimalTweetOff took off on the internet with zoos and aquariums across the globe chiming in with some of their cutest animals from almost every species you could imagine. Now another hashtag is trending, #Cutewithacause, which is seeking to raise awareness to the conservation efforts put forth by zoos and aquariums around the country.
28
Jan
2017
wgno.com
McCoy, the Bearded Dragon, Visits from the Audubon Zoo
Celebrate Valentine's Day learning about the mating ritual of the our animals! There will be humorous stories of passionate-sometimes tawdry-love in the animal kingdom with General Animal Curator, Joel Hamilton, as well as live music and animal encounters with photo ops.
27
Jan
2017
wgno.com
Audubon Nature Institute’s Gulf United for Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) on WWL Morning Show
Audubon Nature Institute’s Gulf United for Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) was recently awarded the Louisiana blue crab certification award by the Global Trust, an independent assessment body specializing in the certification of fisheries.
26
Jan
2017
www.wwltv.com
Son of a Saint boys snorkel with the fish at Aquarium of the Americas
Four boys from the Son of a Saint mentorship program experienced a face-to-mask introduction Wednesday to the aquatic animals of the Great Maya Reef at Audubon Aquarium.
25
Jan
2017
www.fox8live.com
A 'nutty flavor'? You be the judge: Audubon Insectarium serving up cricket king cake
Feeling adventurous this Carnival season? Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is offering a new version of king cake: cricket king cake.
24
Jan
2017
www.theadvocate.com
Insectarium works against the clock to understand mysterious Malaysian bug
A small drama is taking place behind the scenes at The Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, playing out in a staff-only room that's part bug care center, part storage.
18
Jan
2017
www.theadvocate.com
This blind sea lion at the Audubon Zoo will steal your heart
You may think it’s all fun and games behind the scenes at the Audubon Zoo, but it takes a lot of work to get the day going, and the sea lions are no exception. Trainers and staff spend hours every day making sure the animals are ready.
17
Jan
2017
wgno.com
A first-of-its-kind breeding center for animals takes shape on the New Orleans West Bank
Construction is well underway on a one-of-a-kind partnership between the New Orleans and San Diego zoos to breed animals at a remote facility on the West Bank of New Orleans.
28
Dec
2016
A first-of-its-kind breeding center for animals takes shape on the New Orleans West Bank
Audubon Nature Institute hosts festive events for the holidays
Audubon Nature Institute has a number of family-friendly holiday oriented events lined up for the rest of the year.
25
Dec
2016
www.wdsu.com
Kids to celebrate new year 12 hours early at Audubon Zoo, and other upcoming events
The Swing Setters, a troupe of professional jazz musicians specializing in interactive performances for kids, will headline the annual Zoo Year's Eve countdown to noon Dec. 31 at Audubon Zoo.
24
Dec
2016
www.theadvocate.com
Louisiana's blue crabs earn important sustainability certification
Louisiana blue crabs taste better than just about any food on the planet, and now they have a new crown to wear atop their hard shells -- GULF Responsible Fisheries Management certification.
15
Dec
2016
www.nola.com
Louisiana's blue crabs earn important sustainability certification
Louisiana blue crabs taste better than just about any food on the planet, and now they have a new crown to wear atop their hard shells -- GULF Responsible Fisheries Management certification.
15
Dec
2016
www.nola.com
Scuba Santa Brings Holiday Cheer
Visit Audubon Aquarium of the Americas between December 13 and 24 to see Santa and his elves dive in the tunnel!
14
Dec
2016
wgno.com
Where to Spend New Year's Eve in New Orleans
Think New Year’s Eve is only for adults? Not in New Orleans. The small-fry big fun gets going early.
13
Dec
2016
www.wheretraveler.com
West Bank facility helping to save one of the world's rarest birds
Two releases days apart involved seven Mississippi sandhill cranes, four from the Audubon Nature Institute's facility on the West Bank and three from a facility in Florida.
12
Dec
2016
www.fox8live.com
Books for giving: A New Orleans reader's wish list
"Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh," by Johnette Downing, illustrated by Heather Stanley (Pelican Publishing, $16.95), is perfect for the young picture book crowd.
10
Dec
2016
www.theadvocate.com
$2 Tuesday returns to Audubon Zoo, Aquarium, Insectarium
Two-dollar Tuesday for Louisiana residents returns to the Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium on Tuesday (Dec. 13).
09
Dec
2016
www.nola.com
Adorable babirusa piglets, a threatened species, make their debut at Audubon Zoo
The autumn babies at New Orleans' Audubon Zoo include a pair of threatened piglets native to Indonesia.
01
Dec
2016
www.theadvocate.com
Baby zoo animals born this fall
Audubon Zoo welcome piglets and pups this year.
29
Nov
2016
www.usatoday.com
Holiday Gift Ideas from the Audubon Zoo including Johnette Downing’s New Book
Audubon Nature Institute is a great place to get holiday gifts for your loved ones. Audubon Nature Institute is a not-for-profit organization and every purchase helps them care for 15,000 animals and teach young people to appreciate nature.
25
Nov
2016
wgno.com
This Thanksgiving, serve Uncle Bubba cricket pumpkin pie, other buggy dishes
Turducken is so last year. This Thanksgiving, how about treating your guests to mealworm stuffing, waxworm cranberry sauce and cricket pumpkin pie?
18
Nov
2016
www.theadvocate.com
Audubon Nature Center set to reopen Earth Day 2017
Audubon Nature Institute's Nature Center closed it's doors after Hurricane Katrina tore apart the facility in New Orleans East, but it could reopen soon.
12
Nov
2016
www.wwltv.com
Audubon Zoo's African painted pups ace their first exam
Audubon Zoo's newest litter of African painted puppies got a healthy seal of approval after their first doctor's visit.
11
Nov
2016
www.ksla.com
Mermaids exist! You can see them at the Audubon Aquarium this weekend
Seeing is believing. This under-the-sea adventure at the Audubon Aquarium is for kids -- and the kids at heart. :)
10
Nov
2016
www.wdsu.com
Military to get free admission Friday at Zoo and Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Audubon Nature Institute will offer active-duty military personnel and veterans, plus their guests, free admission to Audubon Zoo and the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium on Friday, Veterans Day.
05
Nov
2016
www.theadvocate.com
Weeki Wachee Mermaids are back at the Aquarium of the Americas
Life is good when you're a mermaid, according to Amanda Luter, one of the Weeki Wachee Mermaids who are paying a visit to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas starting Thursday (Nov. 3) through Nov. 13.
03
Nov
2016
www.nola.com
Watch as Audubon Zoo welcomes litter of endangered pups
Zoo officials in New Orleans are delighted that their endangered African painted dogs have had 10 pups, but you can't say it was an "arfy" birthday. The wild dogs squeak, twitter, cackle, chatter and hoot, but they don't bark.
28
Oct
2016
www.theadvocate.com
World famous Weeki Wachee mermaids to perform at Audubon Aquarium
The world famous Weeki Wachee mermaids will be at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans beginning on November 3.
22
Oct
2016
www.wafb.com
Peanut the little sea turtle, rescued in May, rehabilitated and released in Gulf of Mexico
A young green sea turtle rescued by a fisherman has been rehabilitated and released in the Gulf of Mexico with help from the Coast Guard, the Audubon Nature Institute said Tuesday.
12
Oct
2016
www.theadvocate.com
Scales and Ales 2016 dives into social season
What brings people back every year? It could be the views: aquatic wonders inside the aquarium or the Mississippi River vista outside. F
11
Oct
2016
www.nola.com
Hanging with the Elephants at the Audubon Zoo
Audubon Zoo opened up it is new elephant enclosure in the spring. Sheba Turk checks out the elephant exhibit.
06
Oct
2016
www.wwltv.com
Want to meet an otter up close in New Orleans? Now you can
The Aquarium of the Americas is always looking to add interesting and unique adventures to help guests have a more unique experience of their visit. Starting October 13, they’re going to be offering a new program to their wild encounters, an up close and personal visit with a sea otter.
29
Sep
2016
wgno.com
Lionizing Levity
Big cats will be back! Such was the thrill when folks assembled at the Audubon Tea Room for the event announcing the generous $5 million gift from Joy and Boysie Bollinger to support a new African lion exhibit at Audubon Zoo. No on-site roars have occurred for three years. The reroar and the lions’ new home are planned for 2018.
25
Sep
2016
www.theadvocate.com
Audubon Nature Institute among conservation award winners
Work to bring back whooping cranes and turtles shared top honors for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' 2016 North American Conservation Award, while the group's international award recognizes gorilla conservation.
15
Sep
2016
www.wwl.com
Audubon Zoo lion habitat gets $5 million gift from Boysie & Joy Bollinger
Shipbuilding magnate Boysie Bollinger and his wife Joy have donated $5 million to the Audubon Nature Institute to build a new lion habitat at the Audubon Zoo. It's the largest individual or family gift ever presented to the zoo, according to Audubon.
14
Sep
2016
www.nola.com
Audubon Summer of Sustainability lures in supporters to the Aquarium of the Americas
A six-course meal made by chefs from Angeline, Bayona, Caribbean Room, Coquette, GW Fins and Pêche was definitely an enticement of the Audubon Summer of Sustainability dinner at the Aquarium of the Americas.
28
Aug
2016
www.nola.com
Audubon Nature Institute mentoring program
Audubon Nature Institute teams up with Son of a Saint Foundation for mentoring program.
26
Aug
2016
www.wwltv.com
Son of a Saint youth go behind the scenes at Aquarium
The partnership gives fatherless boys a behind-the-scenes look at Audubon attractions such as the Aquarium of the Americas, the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and the Audubon Zoo — and to meet potential mentors among Audubon’s animal care staff.
17
Aug
2016
www.theadvocate.com
Audubon Nature Institute gets sea turtle conservation grant
Audubon Nature Institute has received nearly $52,000 to work with the skimmer shrimp fishery of the northern Gulf of Mexico on sea turtle conservation.
17
Aug
2016
www.theadvocate.com
Cool off with elephants at Audubon Zoo
The dogs days of summer are upon us, and if you don't want to waste a sunny day indoors next to your air conditioning unit, the zoo has options to keep you cool.
07
Aug
2016
wgno.com
August is Museum Month: Taking a look inside the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
The Jungle Nymph and Spiny Devil have a home here in New Orleans, as does the Australian Walking Stick.
02
Aug
2016
wgno.com
Audubon Zoo to host 'watermelon stomp' for World Elephant Day
Audubon Zoo residents Panya and Jean will find themselves in the spotlight on Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 when the New Orleans zoo hosts a "watermelon stomp" in honor of World Elephant Day.
01
Aug
2016
www.nola.com
Audubon awarded grant; looks to increase sea turtle protection
Audubon Nature Institute received one of 18 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Gulf Conservation Grants.
29
Jul
2016
www.ksla.com
Gulf United For Lasting Fisheries
John Fallon, the assistant director of "Gulf United For Lasting Fisheries," invites you to a high end dinner at the aquarium.
28
Jul
2016
www.fox8live.com
Audubon Nature Institute Awarded National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Gulf Coast Conservation Grant to Increase Sea Turtle Protection
Audubon Nature Institute has received nearly $52,000 to work with the skimmer shrimp fishery of the Northern Gulf on sea turtle conservation.
27
Jul
2016
guyharveymagazine.com
Pokemon Go party at Rock n' Bowl, Pokemon zoo party sold out
The Audubon Zoo invited Po Go fans to a virtual safari on Wednesday (August 3).
22
Jul
2016
www.nola.com
Audubon G.U.L.F. Partners With MS Commercial Fishermen Union
Audubon Nature Institute’s sustainable seafood program, Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) is pleased to announce a partnership with Mississippi Commercial Fishermen Union (MSCFU) to increase awareness of sustainable fishing practices that will ultimately result in­ a more robust fishery and foster community knowledge of sustainably managed Gulf seafood.
19
Jul
2016
www.perishablenews.com
Visiting New Orleans' Aquarium
Environmentalists rightly criticize some of the deplorable conditions of species in captivity in zoos or aquariums. However, if done right the educational benefits of allowing people to see the wildlife up close provides a valuable conservation service around the country and the world. I had an exceptionally great time at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and would absolutely visit again!
19
Jul
2016
blogs.nicholas.duke.edu
This will change the way you think about sharks
It's national shark awareness day, and the Aquarium in New Orleans wants everyone to know the importance of the species to the ocean.
15
Jul
2016
wgno.com
Video: New Orleans' Audubon Zoo has 1st flamingo chick in more than 5 years
Audubon Zoo has its first flamingo chick in just over five years, and some patrons got to watch it hatch.
14
Jul
2016
www.theadvocate.com
Seahorses at the Aquarium of the Americas sport new name tags
16 of the seahorses now sport tiny tags, attached with a small piece of filament, each with a different number.
14
Jul
2016
www.fox8live.com
Mix of technology, art help save one of the rarest birds on earth
At a remote corner of the New Orleans west bank, keepers at the Audubon Species Survival Center wrestle with one of the rarest birds on earth.
11
Jul
2016
www.fox8live.com
Promoting sustainable Gulf fisheries at the heart of new partnership
Audubon Nature Institute's sustainable seafood program, known as the Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.), has forged a partnership with the recently formed Mississippi Commercial Fishermen Union (MSCFU) to create a more robust fishery and to foster community knowledge regarding sustainably managed Gulf seafood.
08
Jul
2016
www.seafoodsource.com
Released dolphin doing well, Audubon Nature Institute reports
In October, someone spotted a stranded adolescent dolphin on the beach at Grand Isle. The 6-foot-5-inch-long sea mammal may have been washed up as a result of Hurricane Patricia swells. Described as "weak and lethargic," the animals wasn't ready for immediate release. But months of aquatic TLC at the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center in New Orleans, the lucky castaway was borne back into the sea on a special stretcher and set free six weeks ago.
28
Jun
2016
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Kick off the summer with G.U.L.F.
On July 9, Audubon Nature Institute’s Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) will kick off the first Summer of Sustainability at the Audubon Clubhouse Café. The evening will feature a six-course dinner focused entirely on local Gulf of Mexico seafood, accompanied by wine pairings.
28
Jun
2016
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Wetted Bliss: Couple Says 'I Do' in Underwater Wedding at New Orleans Aquarium
A couple from Georgia had the unique opportunity to tie the knot underwater in an aquarium while surrounded by friends, family and fish.
20
Jun
2016
www.insideedition.com
Giddy up: Audubon Aquarium tagging, tracking its seahorse herd to learn more about mysterious fis
Recent visitors to the second floor of the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas may have noticed something a little different about its seahorses.
20
Jun
2016
www.theneworleansadvocate.com
Sea turtle gives unique view of Aquarium of the Americas exhibit
As part of the celebration of World Sea Turtle Day, one of the Aquarium of Americas residents gave a unique perspective of what it’s like living in 400,000 gallons.
16
Jun
2016
www.wwltv.com
After 3 years, twin endangered lemurs born at Audubon Zoo
The Audubon Zoo says critically endangered lemurs have been born there and are now exploring their habitat.
14
Jun
2016
www.sfgate.com
Audubon Zoo's youngest orangutan monkeys around for 7th birthday
Menari, the Sumatran orangutan born at Audubon Zoo in 2009, celebrated her seventh birthday on Friday.v
10
Jun
2016
www.fox8live.com
Audubon Zoo's youngest orangutan monkeys around for 7th birthday
Menari, the Sumatran orangutan born at Audubon Zoo in 2009, celebrated her seventh birthday on Friday.v
10
Jun
2016
www.fox8live.com
Audubon Zoo's youngest orangutan monkeys around for 7th birthday
Menari, the Sumatran orangutan born at Audubon Zoo in 2009, celebrated her seventh birthday on Friday.v
10
Jun
2016
www.fox8live.com
Hungry as a bear: Audubon Zoo chefs cater to its critters
The central table overflows with boxes of fresh corn, pears, apples, mangoes, kale, bell peppers, celery, green beans, cucumbers, eggplant, tomatoes, huge cabbages and much more. At the end of the table is a grocery cart full to the brim with romaine lettuce heads, red leaf lettuce and collard greens.
07
Jun
2016
www.nola.com
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