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CANCELLED Animal Amore: A Wild Way to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Audubon Zoo

Tuesday, February 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


CANCELLED Audubon Zoo Vice President and General Animal Curator Joel Hamilton will make it a Valentine's Day to remember as he explains the mating habits of the animal kingdom during the second annual Animal Amore presentation


Ever wonder about the mating rituals of the two-, four- and eight-legged residents of Audubon Zoo?

The answers can be found in the humorous, passionate and sometimes tawdry love stories of the animal kingdom as told by Audubon Vice President and General Animal Curator Joel Hamilton. Accompanied by music, photos and animal encounters, Hamilton will make this a Valentine’s Day to remember.

The second annual “Animal Amore’’ presentation will take place February 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Zoo’s Dominion Auditorium. The Valentine’s Day discussion will address the breeding habits of primates, rhinos, tortoises and spiders among others.

Brenda Walkenhorst,  Director of Education Projects at Audubon Zoo
"Normally, our audience is almost all children. An event like this is fun because it allows us to speak in more adult terms about animal mating behavior.’’ 
Brenda Walkenhorst, Director of Education Projects at Audubon Zoo

Unique endangered species Valentine's Day gifts will be available for purchase. This special contribution allows guests to select an endangered animal to adopt and proceeds will benefit conservation programs aimed at bolstering species in the wild.

Admission for Animal Amore is $40 for Audubon Nature Institute members and $50 for non-members and includes samples of wine, beer, cheese and chocolate.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.