About Us


Our Mission

It is the mission of Alexandria Zoological Park to promote understanding and conservation of the natural world in which we live.

At a Glance

  • Established 1926.
  • Accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums since 1986.
  • Over 500 animals representing 160 species.
  • Award-winning Louisiana Habitat Exhibit.
  • Land of the Jaguar opened 2013.
  • Largest year-round family attraction in Central Louisiana.


Who We Are

Since 1926, Alexandria Zoological Park has shared the wonders of the natural world with generations of zoo-goers. From coastal marsh and wetlands to the upland hills, anyone can definitely see Louisiana from here. As a matter of fact one can also see a little of South America, Africa, Asia and Australia within the acreage of the lush, tree-shaded Alexandria Zoo. Come explore a natural world filled with hoots, howls, and roars right in the heart of Central Louisiana.

Related Organizations

City of Alexandria

City of Alexandria

The City of Alexandria has owned and operated the Alexandria Zoo since 1926. The Zoo operates under the Public Works Division of the City.


Friends of the Alexandria Zoo

FOTAZ was formed in 1971 by a group of concerned citizens. Proceeds collected from memberships and special events promoted by FOTAZ go toward zoo improvements and other zoo projects.


Association of Zoos & Aquariums

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), founded in 1924, is the world's largest professional organization representing zoological parks, aquariums, wildlife parks, and their staff members.

AZA Quarter Century Award

Alexandria Zoo awarded AZA Quarter Century Award

Alexandria Zoo has been honored with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' (AZA) Quarter Century Award for over 25 years of continuous accreditation. The award recognizes Alexandria Zoo's commitment to maintaining the highest standards in animal care, welfare, management, veterinary care, conservation, education, staffing, facilities, safety, guest services, and more. Alexandria Zoo has been accredited since 1986.

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Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

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Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810